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Wangechi Mutu brings together both new and existing work, anchored by a new, site-specific edition of "Throw, 2017," an action painting generated by a performance in which Mutu throws black paper pulp against the wall, creating an abstract composition that dries, hardens, and then degrades over time. Also included are the three-channel digital animation "The End of carrying All, 2015," along with a body of sculptures and installations, many of which debut in this exhibition, inspired by the artist's recent opening of a second studio in her native country of Kenya. Also, she has another outdoor installation "Water Woman, 2017" This graceful sculpture-a charcoal-colored cast bronze figure that is half human and half water creature, is a rare example of an outdoor sculpture by the artist.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 14, 2018.

Wangechi Mutu brings together both new and existing work, anchored by a new, site-specific edition of "Throw, 2017," an action painting generated by a performance in which Mutu throws black paper pulp against the wall, creating an abstract composition that dries, hardens, and then degrades over time. Also included are the three-channel digital animation "The End of carrying All, 2015," along with a body of sculptures and installations, many of which debut in this exhibition, inspired by the artist's recent opening of a second studio in her native country of Kenya. Also, she has another outdoor installation "Water Woman, 2017" This graceful sculpture-a charcoal-colored cast bronze figure that is half human and half water creature, is a rare example of an outdoor sculpture by the artist.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 14, 2018.

Wangechi Mutu brings together both new and existing work, anchored by a new, site-specific edition of "Throw, 2017," an action painting generated by a performance in which Mutu throws black paper pulp against the wall, creating an abstract composition that dries, hardens, and then degrades over time. Also included are the three-channel digital animation "The End of carrying All, 2015," along with a body of sculptures and installations, many of which debut in this exhibition, inspired by the artist's recent opening of a second studio in her native country of Kenya. Also, she has another outdoor installation "Water Woman, 2017" This graceful sculpture-a charcoal-colored cast bronze figure that is half human and half water creature, is a rare example of an outdoor sculpture by the artist.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 14, 2018.

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The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria
3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
https://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/exhibitions/wangechi-mutu/

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