Sculptor Lily Cox-Richard presents new work that responds to the history and materiality of the Blanton’s William J. Battle Collection of Plaster Casts, a set of nineteenth-century replicas of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and one of the few remaining collections of this kind in the United States. Such casts were once an integral part of artistic training throughout the Western world and were believed to embody aesthetic and cultural standards of taste, beauty, democracy, and learnedness. Cox-Richard’s sculptural installation invites us to consider the legacy of these objects, raising questions about their role in perpetuating notions of physical “perfection” and “whiteness” as ideal.
Organized by Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art.
Left: Lily Cox-Richard, 2018. Photo by Emily Peacock
Right: Lily Cox-Richard, She-Wolf and Ramp in progress, 2019. Photo courtesy of the artist
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard