The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum announces the opening of Lucia Hierro: Marginal Costs and Hugo McCloud: from where i stand on June 7.
Marginal Costs is the first solo museum exhibition of artist Lucia Hierro (b. 1987). Hierro’s practice confronts twenty-first century capitalism through an intersectional lens. Appropriating imagery that ranges from commerce to art history, Hierro’s choices manifest her own multidimensional experience as a Dominican American New Yorker. With a studio methodology steeped in Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and European still life painting, as well as her own biographical circumstance, Hierro’s work surveys power, individuality, and opportunity specific to the communities she orbits. The exhibition spans work from three distinctive series: recent and new sculptures from the Mercado (Market) series, 2014–; the debut of the Gates, 2021–; as well as her most ambitious wall mural to date—both specially commissioned by The Aldrich.
This exhibition is organized by Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart and will be accompanied by the artist’s first museum publication.
from where i stand is Hugo McCloud's first solo museum exhibition. McCloud’s work has been defined by a restless experimentation, an ongoing engagement with process, an exploration of the value of labor, a concern with disparities in social and racial economics, and with the nature of beauty. His earlier work can generally be categorized as abstraction, with its veiled subject matter growing out of his experiences of being biracial and his family’s working-class roots. McCloud has consistently used non-art mediums to encode social and cultural memory and to reflect on notions of race, class, and economic inequity. His latest works are figurative, influenced by his move to Mexico in 2018, and are composed of single-use plastic bags. Increasingly, McCloud's work speaks of both geopolitics and the economics of labor on a fundamental level.
from where i stand is curated by Exhibitions Director Richard Klein and will be accompanied by a book published by Hatje Cantz, with essays by Klein and scholar Lucy Kwabaa Menseh.
Sunday, June 6 | 12 noon to 5 pm Timed reservations required
Members enjoy early access and have the chance to view Lucia Hierro: Marginal Costs and Hugo McCloud: from where i stand before the exhibitions open to the public and view recently opened exhibitions Clarity Haynes: Collective Transmission and Tim Prentice: After the Mobile. Registration is required. A limited number of tickets are available.
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