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Nari Ward

Sun Splashed, Artin, 2013

Chromogenic print
83 7/8 × 63 in
213 × 160 cm
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Courtesy the artist and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, and Havana. Image courtesy Pérez Art Museum Miami. … Read more
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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Courtesy the artist and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, and Havana. Image courtesy Pérez Art Museum Miami. … Read more
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

Sun Splashed, Artin, 2013

Chromogenic print
83 7/8 × 63 in
213 × 160 cm
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