Sightings: Nathan Mabry
April 12-July 7
To initiate a new year of its Sightings series of installations and interventions, the Nasher Sculpture Center has asked Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Mabry to install works in the garden. Inspired by sources ranging from archaeology and ethnology to Dada and Surrealism, Mabry, in his own words, “crashes” different aesthetics together, resulting in sculptures that are at turns poignant, humorous, critical, and admiring.
For Sightings, Mabry will create a new sculpture based on an ancient terracotta Jalisco figure in the Nasher Collection for the outdoor terrace, as well as install his group of six figures based on Rodin’s Burghers of Calais, Process Art (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E) – never before shown in the United States – outside on the steps of the terraced garden.
Born in Colorado in 1978, Mabry received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. His work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and until 11 pm for special events, and from 10 am to 5 pm on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members and children 12 and under, and includes access to special exhibitions. For more information, visit www.NasherSculptureCenter.org.