Abstract bull figures from from Mali, a “wooden core over-modeled with materials such as mud, eggs, chewed kola nuts, sacrificial blood, urine, honey, beer, vegetable fiber and cow dung” via Metropolitan Museum of Art/Rand African Art:
“It has also been noted that the sacrificial coatings are strikingly similar to the undigested contents of human stomachs . . . For this reason, they have sometimes been interpreted as portrayals of animals and people turned inside out.”
Neck pieces by Anna Norrgrann.
Works in clay by the master, Richard Deacon, via Susanne Ottesen/Domus:
“Not knowing is a good state of art.”
Awesome new work by Oakland-based artist Jessica Niello, which will be on pedestals by Ido Yoshimoto, opening this Saturday at ØGAARD.
Appliqued felt pieces by William J. O’Brien, part of the “Thread Lines” show at the Drawing Center, for which I interviewed Sheila Hicks:
“If you have fiber, you are drawing in space. There’s no front and back, and you’ve got to get your brain around that,” Hicks says. “It’s movement that has texture. How many things do you know that are like that?”
EARLIER: O’Brien’s drawing in clay.