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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Rebecca Manson: "Barbecue"

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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Manson

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present Rebecca Manson's exhibit, "Barbecue." Organized by the Modern’s Assistant Curator Clare Milliken, this is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. "Barbecue" is a site-responsive installation that both distills and magnifies core elements central to Manson’s work.

Comprised of thousands of individually crafted ceramic leaves, flowers, a barbecue grill, and assorted detritus that swell into piles, Barbecue allows for moments of self-reflection. The mounds, some standing over six feet high, are piled against the walls of the ellipse, creating a path inviting visitors to explore the space.

Manson’s visual language derives from nature but elicits the complexities of human experience, evoking universal questions about life, mortality, anxiety, nostalgia, memory, and humanity’s connection to nature. The leaves not only relate to the cyclical nature of a person’s life, changing from one season to another, but also to the internal struggle to either collect and contain one’s emotions or release them.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present Rebecca Manson's exhibit, "Barbecue." Organized by the Modern’s Assistant Curator Clare Milliken, this is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. "Barbecue" is a site-responsive installation that both distills and magnifies core elements central to Manson’s work.

Comprised of thousands of individually crafted ceramic leaves, flowers, a barbecue grill, and assorted detritus that swell into piles, Barbecue allows for moments of self-reflection. The mounds, some standing over six feet high, are piled against the walls of the ellipse, creating a path inviting visitors to explore the space.

Manson’s visual language derives from nature but elicits the complexities of human experience, evoking universal questions about life, mortality, anxiety, nostalgia, memory, and humanity’s connection to nature. The leaves not only relate to the cyclical nature of a person’s life, changing from one season to another, but also to the internal struggle to either collect and contain one’s emotions or release them.

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
https://www.themodern.org/exhibition/rebecca-manson-barbecue

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