Broken Time: Sculpture by Martin Payton focuses on Martin Payton’s recent work: his sculpture created in the last twenty years represents his most sophisticated improvised compositions. Inspired by New Orleans jazz musicians who maintain African heritage in the form of polyrhythms and improvisation, Payton maintains the record of use and wear in his material—scrap metal. Payton welds these materials as found, improvising his sparse, lyrical steel sculptures, which are deeply rooted in the modernist tradition. Striking lines, curves, and planes are deepened with nuanced layers of meaning rooted in African symbolism, the African American experience, and jazz.
The project is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalog with essays by LSU MOA Curator Courtney Taylor; LSU Professor and Director, African & African American Studies Program, Dr. Joyce Jackson, Southern University art historian Dr. Eloise Johnson, and New Orleans poet, editor, and music producer Kalamu ya Salaam.
Link to full prospectus pdf: http://www.lsumoa.org/traveling-exhibitions/
Number of Works: One installation and 20 sculptures (variable based on availability)
Minimum size: Variable
Organized by: LSU Museum of Art
Booking Period: 8–12 week bookings
Availability: Beginning May 2018
Participation Fee: $5,000
Shipping: LSU Museum of Art makes all arrangements, exhibitors pay shipping costs.
Contact: Courtney Taylor, LSU MOA Curator firstname.lastname@example.org 225-389-7205
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