SculptureCenter: In Practice

New York, NY

January 29–March 27, 2017

Incubator Grant

VIA is proud to support the 2017 cycle of a SculptureCenter signature program, In Practice, an annual open call that solicits proposals from local and international emerging artists, and eventually realizes and exhibits their works. Concurrent with the artists’ open call, there was also an open call for a Curatorial Fellow, a hands-on mentoring program for emerging curators who serve as advisors for In Practice. For 2017, In Practice presented Material Deviance, an exhibition focused on examining irregularities, fissures, and altered states within materials which expose underlying structures and systems of power. Material Deviance featured newly commissioned works by Lauren Bakst & Yuri Masnyj, Olivia Booth, Kim Brandt, Crystal Z Campbell, Danielle Dean, Ilana Harris-Babou, Jesse Harrod, Candice Lin and Patrick Staff, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Kate Newby, Barb Smith, Marian Tubbs and Jessica Vaughn. In Practice’s 2017 Curatorial Fellow was Alexis Wilkinson.

Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of sculpture and illustrating its intersection with other art forms. As one of the only remaining open calls in New York City, In Practice serves as an incubator for young artists and curators, providing them with invaluable institutional resources and public exposure that often launches their careers.

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Kate Newby, Two aspirins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, 2015, detail. Courtesy the artist and Laurel Doody, Los Angeles. Photo: Fredrik Nilson.

Lauren Bakst & Yuri Masnyj, Temporary Walls, 2017, performance view, In Practice: Material Deviance, SculptureCenter, New York, 2017. Installation and performance. Two-channel audio, wood, paper, plaster, metal, acrylic paint, ink, graphite. 30 minutes; dimensions variable. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Kyle Knodell.

Kim Brandt, The Volume, 2017, performance view, In Practice: Material Deviance, SculptureCenter, New York, 2017. Performance, first floor and lower level. Daily at 4pm, duration variable. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell.

Crystal Z Campbell, Go-Rilla Means War, 2017, detail of installation view, In Practice: Material Deviance, SculptureCenter, New York, 2017. 35mm slides, 35mm slide projectors, custom seating, paint, LEDs, stereo sound, speakers. 365 seconds. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell.

Ilana Harris-Babou, Finishing A Raw Basement, 2017, installation view, In Practice: Material Deviance, SculptureCenter, New York, 2017. HD video. 6:41 minutes. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell,

Jesse Harrod, Taught tight tender sway, 2017, installation view, In Practice: Material Deviance, SculptureCenter, New York, 2017. Paracord, rope, cock rings, acrylic. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell.

Virginia Lee Montgomery, Beyond means, 2017, video still, In Practice: Material Deviance, SculptureCenter, New York, 2017. HD video. 2:16 minutes. Courtesy the artist.

Jessica Vaughn, After Willis (rubbed, used and moved) #004, 2017, detail of installation view, In Practice: Material Deviance, SculptureCenter, New York, 2017. Twelve individual pairs of used machine-fabricated public transit train seats made of fiberglass and upholstery (Chicago Transit Authority 1998-2007). Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell.