Tamara Kostianovsky: Botanical Revolution at The Baker Museum, ArtisꟷNaples
Now - April 7, 2024
Weekly on Sunday
Artist Tamara Kostianovsky utilizes repurposed clothing and other textiles to create dynamic works of sculpture that reference humankind's connections to nature by echoing the forms of birds, tree stumps, plants and cow carcasses. Some works, such as her suspended cow carcass sculptures, demonstrate the artist's concerns about consumption. Others, including her colorful bird- and plant-filled wall panels, reference 18th-century French wallpaper patterns and comment on the exoticization of the Americas by Europeans during the colonial era. This exhibition, the artist's first in the southeastern United States, will include new work inspired by the bird and plant life of Southwest Florida. Brooklyn-based Latinx artist Tamara Kostianovsky was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at El Museo del Barrio and The Jewish Museum, New York; Bienal Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Fuller Craft Museum, Massachusetts; and many others. The artist has received awards and residencies from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Yaddo. Kostianovsky's work is included in the collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York and in numerous private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe. She is represented by SLAG & RX, New York and Paris.
Image: Tamara Kostianovsky(Argentine, b. Israel, 1974).Red Wood, 2018. Discarded clothing, 59 x40 x 62 in. Courtesy of the artist and Slag Gallery. Photo: Roni Mocan