Curated by Lauren Ross
Curator at Philbrook Museum of Art | show bio
About Lauren Ross
Lauren Ross is Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to joining the Philbrook staff in 2011, she worked as a curator in New York City in various capacities, including as Curator and Director of Arts Programs at the High Line; Interim Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum; and Director/Chief Curator of White Columns. She has contributed writing to exhibition catalogs published by White Columns, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as to periodicals such as The Art Newspaper, Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail. Ross has taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Whitney Museum.
April 2, 2014
My selections are a sampling of works that comprised an exhibition I curated entitled Remainder, held at Philbrook Museum of Art from June 30 to September 29, 2013. Remainder brought together recent work by seven artists who pull influences from a wide variety of sources, including buildings, monuments, and ancient and modern sculpture. Some of this artwork recalls the recent past, in its resemblance to twentieth century art and design, while others elicit ancient cultures and primeval forms. Despite its emphasis on sculpture, not all of the pieces in Remainder were three-dimensional, demonstrating how artists can work in a sculptural manner, even when they are making prints, photographs, performance and video. The fact that all of the artists assembled are female was somewhat incidental; these young women are making some of the most interesting and dynamic sculpture today, neither because of nor despite their gender.