From now on, every month, I give you at least one rendez-vous on my blog to discover (or rediscover) a contemporary artist who places the thread, yarn or hook at the heart of his work. It's like my own private contemporary art yarn gallery if only I had the means to create one :) I hope this monthly arty column will entertain you and, maybe, even inspire you!
Let's play war! Nathan Vincent, 2015
Commissioned by the Bellevue Arts Museum in 2015, "Let's Play War!" is a dynamic installation-based exhibition springing from the "Boy Toy" series. The installation includes sixteen individual child sized sculptures that change position each day and "play"- echoing the activities of our youth and referencing the ways in which we teach children to associate violence and aggression with play and fun.*
Nathan Vincent was born in Michigan in 1981. He now lives and works in NYC. Vincent works predominantly with yarn creating sculptures and large scale installations. Vincent completed his BFA at SUNY Purchase in 2004 and exhibited in the United States and abroad, with solo gallery exhibitions in NY and VA. His work has received attention in international publications including the The New York Times and New York Magazine. He has participated in the Museum of Arts and Design Open Studios residency in NYC and the 7 Below Arts Initiative residency in Burlington, VT and was the recipient of the prestigious West Collects acquisition prize in 2008. Vincent’s work will be included in an upcoming book “Queer Threads” published by AMMO books and his installation, “Locker Room”, will tour with the “Queer Threads” exhibition throughout 2016.*