In/Animate: Recent Work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray


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Author Curated by Akiko Busch; Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Daniel Belasco, Sara J. Pasti (Contributors)
Publisher SUNY Press
Date 2016
Country United States
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 8.5 x 0.2 x 12 inches, 72 pages
In/Animate surveys the past decade of work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, internationally renowned metalsmith and head of the Metal Program at SUNY New Paltz. Curated by author Akiko Busch, the exhibition explores a variety of artistic processes using iron, copper, brass, silver, and enameled steel. Mimlitsch-Gray’s domestic artifacts suggest a coalescence of body and thing, conveying the mutability of the animate and inanimate and reflecting the intimacy between people and the objects they use. A spoon could be a lip, or a dangling twist of fabric, a vein. Over forty meticulously crafted works contribute to the contemporary conversation about how household objects express ideas about presentation, utility, and class.