Untrustworthy Ground

Susan Inglett Gallery

Oct. 21, 2024 - Dec. 4, 2021

522 West 24th Street
NYC, 10011
PHONE 212 647 9111


Untrustworthy Ground presents a continuation of Wilmer Wilson IV’s interrogation of the perceived value of different materials, locations, gestures, and bodies. The artist’s recent cast artworks respond in particular to the escalation of public conversations around bronze monuments. Since the summer of 2020, the removal of bronze statues from public view has been touted as a solution to the material’s entanglement within structures of white supremacy. To Wilson, this discursive centering of visibility/invisibility regarding monuments is inadequate. Instead, the artist sees an opportunity for meaningful action in the transformative moment at which molten bronze begins to take on new form.

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