SMFA / Boston
August 30 — December 5, 2021
Paula Wilson + Faith Wilding in Dialogue
Part of Staying with the Trouble in Medford
While the majority of the exhibition will be on view at the Aidekman Arts Center on the Tufts Medford campus, a portion will be installed in the Grossman Gallery on the SMFA campus, The Grossman Gallery will feature a unique dialogue between Staying with the Trouble artists Paula Wilson and Faith Wilding. Wilson is interested in drawing connections between the human rights and environmental movements and offers a paradigm for engendering harmony by embracing the natural world. Her 2018 video installation Spread Wild: Pleasures of the Yucca shows naturalists manifesting the yucca flower pollinating dance. A selection of new Faith Wilding drawings and paintings on paper and papyrus will also be exhibited alongside Spread Wild. Both artists share a distinct investment in depicting the human and natural worlds in conversation.
Organized by guest curator Kate McNamara.