Judith Scott – Bound and Unbound
Judith Scott – Bound and Unbound, a retrospective of the American artist (1943-2005) who enveloped found objects in intricate layers of woven material, is currently on view at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum to 29 March 2015.
Scott’s creative vision emerged in her forties when she was introduced to a programme at the Creative Growth Art Centre in Oakland, California. She had Down’s syndrome and was largely deaf and mute, often spending months binding and bundling individual sculptural structures. The exhibition centers around Scott’s fibre-wrapped constructions assembled using found pieces, thread, yarn, shredded fabric and other fibres, but also features works on paper.
In association with the exhibition, Matthew Higgs, co-curator of Judith Scott – Bound and Unbound,will be chairing a panel debate exploring recent curatorial approaches to the work of self-taught and so-called outsider artists at the museum on 5 February.