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Nari Ward

Land, 2002-2014

Metal, parachute materials, barrier cloth, wheels, wood, and audio recording
197 × 39 3/8 × 157 1/2 in
500.4 × 100 × 400.1 cm
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Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
Nari Ward
Jamaican , b. 1963
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Using found objects and materials collected from his urban neighborhood, Nari Ward creates sculptural installations that subvert the original purpose of the items shown. For example, in Palace LiquorsouL (2010), Ward rearranges the letters of the title in a neon liquor store sign, illuminating only “S-O-U-L” while leaving the remaining letters unlit and upside down. Through such unexpected compositional arrangements, Ward enacts a transformation of everyday objects into visual markers rich with symbolic and narrative implications.

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About the work
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Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
Nari Ward
Jamaican , b. 1963
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Using found objects and materials collected from his urban neighborhood, Nari Ward creates sculptural installations that subvert the original purpose of the items shown. For example, in Palace LiquorsouL (2010), Ward rearranges the letters of the title in a neon liquor store sign, illuminating only “S-O-U-L” while leaving the remaining letters unlit and upside down. Through such unexpected compositional arrangements, Ward enacts a transformation of everyday objects into visual markers rich with symbolic and narrative implications.

Nari Ward

Land, 2002-2014

Metal, parachute materials, barrier cloth, wheels, wood, and audio recording
197 × 39 3/8 × 157 1/2 in
500.4 × 100 × 400.1 cm
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