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PROVIDING A PLATFORM for two up-and-coming artists, Sanford Biggers is presenting the work of Allison Janae Hamilton and ektor garcia at Marianne Boesky. (The gallery has represented Biggers since 2016.) Both artists make complex, narrative works. Garcia employs ceramics, crochet, and weaving techniques working with fibrous materials, terra cotta, stoneware, and porcelain. He lives and works in Mexico and New York. Also based in New York, Hamilton is a 2018-19 artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Born in Kentucky and raised in Florida with family roots in Tennessee, Hamilton’s Southern ties are a foundational aspect of her practice, which spans sculpture, photography, video, and installation. “In their seminal song Wake Up, the hip hop group Brand Nubian calls out the importance of re-claiming history and self-knowledge in order to see through the tricknology employed by those in power,” Biggers said in a statement. “The works that Allison and ektor make are enigmatic, layered, and nimble in their respective uses of personal and cultural history as well as materials. They both offer visionary insight and tools for us to construct new narratives…” Biggers has longstanding connections with the exhibiting artists. Both earned the MFAs from Columbia University where he is a professor of professional practice, visual arts. CT

 

“Tricknology: Ektor Garcia and Allison Janae Hamilton,” Curated by Sanford Biggers is on view at Marianne Boesky in Aspen, Colo., July 26-Sept. 9, 2019

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EKTOR GARCIA, Installation view of “ensemble (hedz),” 2019 (glazed ceramic, crocheted leather and copper wire, dimensions variable). | Photo by Tony Prikryl, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


ALLISON JANAE HAMILTON, “Floridawater II,” 2019 (archival pigment -rint Image, dimensions: 24 x 36 inches / 61 x 91.4 cm). | Photo by Tony Prikryl, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


EKTOR GARCIA (2), Details of “ensemble (hedz),” 2019 (glazed ceramic, crocheted leather and copper wire, dimensions variable). | Photo by Tony Prikryl, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


Installation view of “Tricknology,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen, Colo., 2019. Shown, At left, EKTOR GARCIA, “bola de,” 2019 (glazed ceramic, crocheted fiber, 11 x 7 x 7 inches / 27.9 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm). | Photo by Tony Prikryl, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


From left, ALLISON JANAE HAMILTON (2), “Blackwater Creature III,” 2019 (mixed media: wood, chain, rope, horse hair, resin, misc. objects, 66 x 6 x 6 inches / 167.6 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm); and “Yard Sign VIII (Wicked Problem),” 2018 (acrylic on canvas, 44 x 24 inches / 111.8 x 61 cm). | Photo by Tony Prikryl, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


Installation view of “Tricknology,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen, Colo., 2019. | Photo by Tony Prikryl, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


ALLISON JANAE HAMILTON, “Fencing mask 3,” 2018 (Fencing masks, mixed media, unique, 10 x 12 inches / 25.4 x 30.5 cm). | Photo by Tony Prikryl, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


Installation view of “Tricknology,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen, Colo., 2019. Shown, ALLISON HAMILTON, fencing masks (5), dimensions variable. | Photo by Tony Prikryl, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 

TOP IMAGE: Installation view of “Tricknology,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen, Colo., 2019. | Photo by Tony Prikryl, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 

FIND MORE about Allison Janae Hamilton and Sanford Biggers on their websites, and ektor garcia here

 

BOOKSHELF
“Sanford Biggers” was published a few months ago to accompany the artist’s exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The volume documents Biggers’s BAM series, which draws attention to and memorializes black victims of gun violence at the hands of police.

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