This event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.
Nari Ward is known for his sculptural installations composed of discarded material found and collected in his neighborhood. He has repurposed objects such as baby strollers, shopping carts, bottles, doors, television sets, cash registers, and shoelaces, among other materials. Ward recontextualizes these found objects in thought- provoking juxtapositions that create complex, metaphorical meanings to confront social and political issues surrounding race, poverty, and consumer culture. He intentionally leaves the meaning of his work open, allowing the viewer to provide their own interpretation.
Image: Installation view, Nari Ward: So Called, SCAD 2015. Courtesy the artist, SCAD, and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: John McKinnon