Currently on view through January 30.
Nicole Salimbene evokes a sense of the archetypal and the contemplative by creating art that is based in the poetics of materiality and dialogue on the ecology of the internal and external. In this installation, she demonstrates these concepts through the sculptural construction of scapulars.
Scapulars are worn over the shoulders (scapula) for protection and as a symbol of devotion within the Catholic faith. Iconic images are embedded in the pendants that rest on the chest and back. Remixing the scapular, Salimbene replaces traditional iconography with a range of materials, from water and grass to receipts and mirrors. Multiple scapulars hang in web formations, encouraging contemplation and dialogue on the roles of protection and devotion in relation to self, community, and our planet.
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