BIG BODY PLAY at the Fine Arts Center’s Sheffield Wood Gallery, Greenville

By July 31, 2021
Coorain Devin, Kitchen Glove Curtain, 2019; polyester, sand, thread. Photo courtesy Tiger Strike Asteroid.
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Installation of BIG BODY PLAY at Fine Arts Center Sheffield Wood Gallery. Photography by Jessica Swank. Photo courtesy Tiger Strike Asteroid.
Natalie Baxter, Ida, 2017; fabric, polyester filler, fringe. Photo courtesy Tiger Strike Asteroid.

BIG BODY PLAY uses humor and imagination to explore the banality of the everyday. Artists embrace playful colors and materials, on plush, oversized forms to celebrate boredom, experimentation, and absurdity. Engaging themes of the body, pop culture, nostalgia, and domesticity, this collection of soft sculptures highlights the fascination these artists have with their materials and their love of “playing” in the studio. Utilizing current material culture as inspiration, these objects tell personal narratives, make punny jokes, and address our need for recreation and distraction.

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Installation of BIG BODY PLAY at Fine Arts Center Sheffield Wood Gallery. Photography by Jessica Swank. Photo courtesy Tiger Strike Asteroid.
Amelia Briggs, Disco, 2021; panel, fiber, fabric, faux fur, acrylic mirror. Photo courtesy Tiger Strike Asteroid.
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Installation of BIG BODY PLAY at Fine Arts Center Sheffield Wood Gallery. Photography by Jessica Swank. Photo courtesy Tiger Strike Asteroid.
Natalie Baxter, Ma Maw, 2020; fabric and polyester fill. Photo courtesy Tiger Strike Asteroid.
Jamie Bull, Bathing Beauties, 2021; spandex and plastic bags. Photo courtesy Tiger Strike Asteroid.

BIG BODY PLAY is on view at Fine Arts Center Sheffield Wood Gallery in Greenville through September 10, 2021.

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