Chloë Bass's one-person exhibition Chloë Bass: Wayfinding, organized by Legacy Russel, at The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY.
The Studio Museum in Harlem's press release follows:
The Studio Museum in Harlem presents Chloë Bass: Wayfinding, the conceptual artist’s first institutional solo exhibition. This monumental commission features twenty-four site-specific sculptures that gesture toward the structural and visual vernacular of public wayfinding signage. The exhibition begins with and revolves around three central questions, poetically penned by the artist and featured throughout the park in billboard form: How much of care is patience? How much of life is coping? How much of love is attention?
Through a combination of text and archival images, Bass’s sculptures activate an eloquent exploration of language, both visual and written, encouraging moments of private reflection in public space.
St. Nicholas Park is located along St. Nicholas Avenue between 128th and 141st Streets. Enter at 135th Street to view Chloë Bass: Wayfinding. For wheelchair access, please use the 132nd Street entrance.
Chloë Bass: Wayfinding is organized by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator, Exhibitions, and is an inHarlem project, presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem in partnership with St. Nicholas Park and NYC Parks.
The billboards that anchor Wayfinding mirror Harlem as it transforms over time, reflecting what Bass observes as “gentrification and the quiet force it enacts” on a city in constant flux. In posing these questions, the artist seeks to build a bridge between internal thought and external social and political dialogue.
Sited throughout the park at varying scales, Bass’s statements and images consider familial intimacy, desire, anxiety, and loss. Visitors can also journey through these pathways accompanied by the artist’s audio guide, which carries listeners through sharply composed vignettes that grapple with notions of place, memory, belonging, joy, and risk.