Saya Woolfalk (b. 1979), Star Compulsion, 2010, fabric, felt, papier-mâché, plastic beads, mannequins, latex paint. Courtesy of the artist.
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 973-746-5555
September 28, 2012 - January 6, 2013
Saya Woolfalk: The Empathics is the second in Montclair Art Museum’s New Directions series, showcasing contemporary artists, and the first solo museum exhibition by the acclaimed multimedia artist. It features new work created in a range of media—installation, sculpture, textiles, video, and performance art. Blending fantasy, humor, and play, Woolfalk’s art draws on anthropology, mythology, and fashion to present a fantastical world that encourages us to consider our most pressing societal issues, particularly concerning cultural difference, in a new light. The exhibition is curated by Alexandra Schwartz, MAM’s curator of contemporary art and founder of the New Directions series and runs September 28, 2012 – January 6, 2013.