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David J. Wilson: Ontological Inebriation

Oct 03, 2020
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Date(s) - 10/3/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Albright College/Freedman Gallery


Wilson earned his M.F.A. from Hunter College in 2012 where he currently teaches sculpture. Two of Wilson’s sculptures were previously on view in the Freedman Gallery’s National Juried Exhibition on social justice in the fall of 2018 for which he won the “Best in Show” award. Out of an investigation of the objects, architecture, and institution of the U.S. prison industry, Wilson recently has developed a series of hardwood sculptures that speak to issues of incarceration. Wilson employs processes of carving, laminating, steaming, bending, sanding, turning, and polishing wood to impress time in a physical way onto a material, evoking the effects of labor and confinement on the body. Wilson’s work as a whole delves into the power dynamics of institutions of governance and oppression with a specific focus on how objects and architecture affect the human body and perception.
• Artist’s Lecture, Thur., Aug. 20, 4 p.m., via Zoom (call for link and password)
• Virtual Reception & Tour, Thur., Aug. 20, 5-6 p.m., via Facebook Live
• Wellness Week Tour, Thur., Sept. 3, 6-7 p.m.
• Virtual Tour, Sun., Sept. 27, 2-3 p.m., Freedman Gallery, join via Facebook Live (Homecoming Event)

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