Texts by Willie Cole, Leslie King-Hammond, and Lowery Stokes Sims
Published by Montclair Art Museum, Rutgers University Press
This publication accompanies the first survey of Willie Cole’s work from the late 1980s to present. The exhibition and catalogue focus on Cole’s mixed media sculptural works made from salvaged irons, blow dryers, ironing boards, high-heeled shoes, lawn jockeys, and bicycle parts; paintings and drawings made of iron scorch marks, and prints. Cole’s consumer and domestic objects assume the appearance of objects from another time, culture, or place, transformed into powerful cultural and spiritual evocations referencing African and global culture.