Projects & Proposals
Bring a piece of craft history into your institution’s collection today. form & concept is proud to present collections of individual work and large-scale installation by emerging and established makers in the fine art and craft fields. See below for details on currently available work for acquisition and/or exhibition.
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The SolaciiTigre Mashaal-Lively
The Solacii is an interactive art piece that combines elements of reverent sculpture, sacred space, and responsive design. Representing a race of mythical ancient beings, the Solacii has observed the entirety of human history with deep empathy, feeling each singular and shared moment of exuberant joy—and aching pain—of our species.
“The inspiration for this steel form was the interconnectedness you find throughout nature,” writes lead artist Tigre Mashaal- Lively. “We looked at mycelia, the networks underneath mushrooms; we looked at vines and plants; we looked at neurons and veins, the networks that are within our own bodies.”
MATERIAL: Steel, resin, lights, sound, donated and reclaimed clothing and fabrics.
DIMENSIONS: Height: 21 ft (6.4 m) | Base: 8 x 9 ft (2.74 m)
Model of MotionsSama Alshaibi & Michael Fadel
Model of Motions is a collaboration between artists Sama Alshaibi and Michael Fadel. The multi-media installation includes Swell, a kinetic wood and metal vessel filled with white sand that undulates; and Footsteps, which features a protagonist futilely rowing an oar in an endless white desert. Model of Motions is a satellite installation for the CURRENTS New Media Festival 2021.
CONTENTS: Sculpture accompanied by single-channel color video.
MEDIUM: Anchor, gypsum sand, wood, and mechanical elements.
DIMENSIONS: Sculpture: 57 x 14 x 45 in | 144.8 x 35.6 x 114.3 cm.
Four Sites of ReturnNikesha Breeze
In Four Sites of Return: Ritual | Remembrance | Reparation | Reclamation, interdisciplinary artist Nikesha Breeze distills decades of creative output and crystallizes deep truths of the Black experience through visual art and ritual performance. For Breeze, Four Sites of Return also represents a mantle passed from their own ancestors in Blackdom, New Mexico, a turn of the century freedom colony with a remarkable American story.
MATERIAL/CONTENTS: 10 paintings; 1 large-scale installation; 108 small sculptures, 17 small works on paper
SIZE: Approx. 5,000 sq ft (entire exhibition)
The Enculturated White ManTamara Burgh
A fifteen-year project, The Enculturated White Man: If Early America Had Embraced the Noble Savage Instead of Attempting to Destroy Him by Tamara Burgh (Swede/Inupiat-Kawerak) seeks to artistically answer the question "What if the Indians had won?" Representing an America where the white man adopted Indian symbolism in art and dress, rather than seek to eliminate it, The Enculturated White Man comprises fourteen standing, totem-like sculptures and two wall-hanging pieces. The series suggests a revisionist history of colonial America through a deeply manual meditation on the role of aesthetics in shaping cultural sensibility.
MATERIAL: Mixed media. Burgh incorporated countless traditional and contemporary methods: Indigenous and early American methods of needlework, colonial pigment-making, wood inlay, mosaic work and fur trapping, among others.
DIMENSIONS: Sculptures range in size.
El VolkswagenPriscilla Dobler Dzul
El Volkswagen is a stellar embodiment of Priscilla Dobler Dzul's artistic practice: deconstructing familiar objects and spaces with fraught histories, only to reconstruct them using materials and techniques of indigenous Mayan agricultural traditions. Politicizing the traditionally-feminine nature of weaving, Dobler Dzul challenges viewers to explore manufacturing and cultural backgrounds of objects in daily life. The strikingly colorful beauty of the life-sized El Volkswagen is only the surface of a fascinating, yet troublesome, history.
MATERIAL: Wood, thread, audio
DIMENSIONS: 132 x 5 x 61.5 in (335.3 x 12.7 x 165.2 cm)
OF NOTE: Sensory-activated soundscape projected from inside the car. Doors open and close.
Constructed in 2008, thirty-some years after Guy Dill graduated from California’s Chouinard Institute of Art and received the Theodoran Award at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Boon embodies the artist’s remarkable way with industrial materials, a thread consistent throughout his career.
MATERIAL: Bronze with concrete pedestal
DIMENSIONS: 10 x 5.8 x 5 ft (3.1 x 1.8 x 1.52 m)
OF NOTE: Display Boon indoors or outdoors. Guy Dill is available for on-site installation and inspection.
Hand Tools of ResilienceAn Internationally Juried Exhibition
Hand Tools of Resilience invited African diasporic and Indigenous artists to examine the conscious and unconscious tools that Black and Indigenous people have created to survive, thrive and build within oppressive and abusive systems. They are tools that might extinguish gaslighting and passive racist treatment, shields that represent covert and overt armor and talismans, wedges for loosening systems of supremacy and abuse or chisels for shaping new Black and Indigenous realities.
CONTENTS: 20 mixed media works by 18 artists.
SIZE: Small to mid-size space required.
Convened by Nikesha Breeze, the jury included Indigenous artist Rose B. Simpson; Ghanaian artist and activist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo; artist Le’Andra LeSeur, and independent curator Isra Rene.