Initially presented at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, Bound and Unbound is the first solo museum survey of artist Judith Scott (1943–2005), whose career spanned just seventeen years.
Born in Columbus, OH, with Down syndrome, Scott was introduced to art-making at Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center, where she produced a remarkable body of mixed media sculptures. Her powerful, complex forms reveal a delicate and tactile sensibility alongside a deeply considered use of color.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Whether you go or not, the exhibition catalog, Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound, offers an in-depth look at the art and life of Judith Scott who was institutionalized for thirty years, before her long-hidden artistic sensibilities were discovered. She developed an affinity for fiber and other found materials, creating remarkable and idiosyncratic objects--fastidiously assembled structures
that radically challenge our attempts to define them as sculpture. In addition to illustrations of more than forty essential works, this volume includes a number of essays that trace Scott's artistic development and her place within the field of contemporary art as a whole.