Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — November 21, 2021 — NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present The Art of Assemblage from November 21 through February 13, 2022. This exhibition features sculptures composed of found objects and that are distinguished by the unlikely combinations of repurposed materials that constitute their form.
In the practice of assemblage, materials such as scrap metal, broken shells, tattered fabrics and discarded toys are salvaged and brought together in unexpected combinations, creating poetic abstractions of everyday life.
The exhibition is drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection and includes recent acquisitions to the Museum’s permanent collection by artists John Outterbridge, Vanessa German, Pablo Cano, and a collaborative work by Jorge Pardo and Jason Rhoades. It also includes works by Christian Holstad, Ernesto Neto and Jessica Stockholder, and significant artworks from the Museum’s collections of African and CoBrA art. This exhibition is curated by Ariella Wolens, Bryant-Taylor Curator, NSU Art Museum.