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Sanford Biggers | Soft Truths
October 30, 2020 - December 12, 2020
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Soft Truths, artist Sanford Biggers’ second solo exhibition with the gallery. With his upcoming show, Biggers delves into the parallels between our experiences with and understanding of Classical sculpture, extending his career-long engagement with aesthetics, cultural narratives, and the body politic. The exhibition will feature a selection of new marble sculptures from the artist’s Chimeras series and quilt-based paintings and sculpture works. Soft Truths will be on view October 30 – December 12, 2020. The exhibition will follow the opening of Biggers’ exhibition, Codeswitch, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on September 9, which includes approximately fifty of theartist’s quilt-based works.
Biggers’ exceptionally varied oeuvre includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles, films, mixed-media installation, music and performance. Within these diverse works, the malleability of historical narrative serves as a central and connective creative force. In recent years, the body has become more overt in Biggers’ work. In 2015, he created the socially charged Laocoön (Fatal Bert) inflatable sculpture and began his much-acclaimed BAM series through which he re-sculpted African statues with bullets before casting them from wood into bronze, memorializing the victims of police brutality against Black Americans.