MARK HANDFORTH: ROLLING STOP
Knight Exhibition Series
November 30, 2011 – February 19, 2012
Opening Reception November 29, 7 to 9 pm
Inspired by everyday urban existence, Mark Handforth’s sculptures are poetic, lyrical, and wryly comical objects that comment on daily life and human interaction. Through distortion of scale and form, Handforth imbues works such as an illuminated street lamp resting on the ground, a weeping neon moon, and a monumental coat hanger with distinctive personalities. This major exhibition of 25 works from 1998 to the present is curated by MOCA Executive Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater and is part of MOCA’s Knight Exhibition Series. The exhibition will extend beyond the museum’s galleries with works installed on the MOCA Plaza, the museum’s courtyard and locations offsite including an installation of Electric Tree, a giant banyan tree delineated, illuminated and honored with lines of light tracing its limbs in the City of North Miami’s Griffing Park, and the pink neon Weeping Moon, 2010 that will glow and weep on a billboard in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami. Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop is made possible by MOCA’s Knight Exhibition Endowment. Major support is provided by Dewar’s and Christie’s. Additional support provided by George Lindemann and The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
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