Gallery Exhibition Opening: Loose Ends by Whitney Oldenburg
With live musical performance by Laura Ortman
Thursday, December 19, 2019
MFTA Third Thursday
Join us for the exhibition opening of Loose Ends by MFTA’s Fall 2019 Artist-in-Residence Whitney Oldenburg. This solo exhibition includes works made from a variety of materials including rock, clay, string, tubing, and various home goods including ice trays. Fascinated by the delicate balance and reciprocal impacts humans and objects have on one another, Oldenburg provides space for these unique materials and their properties—whether firm, spongy, smooth, rigged, flexible or coarse—to shape her creations. Loose Ends continues Oldenburg’s investigation of thought and feeling and what it means to be whole in the modern world.
This exhibition opening will be accompanied by a live violin performance by Whitney Biennial artist, Laura Ortman. Ortman, who now resides in Brooklyn, grew up in Whiteriver Arizona and is White Mountain Apache. She is a sculptor of sound who experiments with remixing and layering her compositions. Ortman’s special performance at Materials for the Arts is a dedication to the end of 2019 and the start of a new decade.
Cover Image: Whitney Oldenburg, Made to Wait (2018), Mixed medium.