In His Hands?

Sculptor Mildred Howard often makes room-sized sculptures; she likes multiples, it seems. At this show, she's focused on one of the most ridiculous multiples in, uh, the world: The globe. Not the actual one, the big one, but the ubiquitous round representation of where we live. Necessarily inaccurate, perpetually infected with political trickery, and yet always welcome, the globe is a riveting jumping-off place for any artist. But Howard is a master of putting things together: Buttons and maps, frying pans and seating, or a beautiful chessboard made of checkered fur and salt and pepper shakers -- so her take on where to put a globe and what to put it with is extra exciting.
March 5-27, 2010

 
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