Staying With the Trouble: Paula Wilson + Faith Wilding
SMFA / Boston
August 30 — December 5, 2021
Paula Wilson + Faith Wilding in Dialogue
While the majority of the exhibition will be on view at the Aidekman Arts Center on the Tufts Medford campus, a portion will be installed in the Grossman Gallery on the SMFA campus, The Grossman Gallery will feature a unique dialogue between Staying with the Trouble artists Paula Wilson and Faith Wilding. Wilson is interested in drawing connections between the human rights and environmental movements and offers a paradigm for engendering harmony by embracing the natural world. Her 2018 video installation Spread Wild: Pleasures of the Yucca shows naturalists manifesting the yucca flower pollinating dance. A selection of new Faith Wilding drawings and paintings on paper and papyrus will also be exhibited alongside Spread Wild. Both artists share a distinct investment in depicting the human and natural worlds in conversation.