Barbara Zucker Time Signatures
February 10–March 27, 2005 Koppelman Gallery and Remis Sculpture Court
Barbara Zucker's Time Signatures series of floor and wall-mounted sculptures are based on wrinkles in the faces of older women. The series began as a self-portrait and also as a way for the artist to come to terms with her own struggle with aging and American society's disregard of older women. When taken out of context, the fine tracery of lines on older women's faces form abstracted patterns, which Zucker installs in groupings that surround the viewer, like the landscape. In Time Signatures, Zucker asks us to question the emphasis on beauty in our youth-driven culture and to see the evidence of a long life not as a loss, but as a visible link with the forces of nature that shape and erode the landscape.
The artist has created a 25-foot high, site specific hydrocal sculpture, Lilian's Face Flowing, in the Remis Sculpture Court. The two-part exhibition has been organized by Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of the Tufts University Art Gallery. An illustrated brochure with a curatorial essay accompanies the exhibition.
This project has been supported by a grant from the Artists' Resource Trust, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
The artist will be present to talk about her work on Thursday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m., Koppelman Gallery Aidekman Arts Center.
Image: Lilian's Chin, 2001
96 x 49 x 1-1/2 inches