In Twist and Turns, sculptor Nnenna Okore’s second solo show at the David Krut Projects, sculptures come alive against white walls. Using newspaper, burlap and cloth, Okore transforms mundane items into dynamic sculptures. In the white light of the gallery space, Transitions – composed of twisted newspaper webbed like roots coated in red and green acrylic – dances with its own shadow embracing each twist and turn. From the colors to the materials, Okore’s work is an adventure in the transformation of materials abound whichever local environment she inhabits. Born and raised in Nigeria, Okore’s most recent sculptures draws from her heritage of intricate weaving and textiles, and the material also hails from her year-long Fulbright in her home country .
Nnenna Okore, has previously exhibited at the David Krut Projects with her 2011 exhibition Torn Apart . Her work was also featured in MoCADA’s 2013 exhibition, Six Draughtsmen.
The show is available for viewing until January 17, 2015.
-Curatorial Fellow, Stephanie George