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