MARCIA KURE: THE 111 PROJECT

19 May - 21 July 2020
  • THE 111 PROJECT

    MARCIA KURE | SUSAN INGLETT GALLERY
  • FABRIC MASKS BY MARCIA KURE

    FABRIC MASKS BY MARCIA KURE

    This project began with the shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment) for health care workers. I joined thousands of Americans to make fabric masks. I felt an urgency, and after I donated my first batch I decided to make more. As I made them, I realized that the idea of a mask or a shield has always been a part of my practice. I have long used cloth as an extension of the body, covering and protecting, but also concealing, veiling, and abstracting.

     

    The act of making: marking, cutting, stitching, drawing with scissors, needle and thread, is also a way of performing. I "suture" two rectangular pieces of fabric, which when pleated become a 3-dimensional form, conforming to the wearer's face. These masks exemplify a transformation from 2 to 3 dimensions, from drawing to sculpture, from function to form and back again.

     

    —Marcia Kure

  • The 111 Project, a limited-edition of 111 masks made in batches of 10. There are 11 different color combinations from...

    The 111 Project, a limited-edition of 111 masks made in batches of 10. There are 11 different color combinations from which to choose. The titles reference archetypes such as the Sheriff and Outlaw, abstract concepts like "Tactical Cranes in a Cotton Candy Colored Sky," and physical reminders of what remains after trauma, "Marks and Scars." There is also one unique mask, "And One," that subverts the functionality of the mask as it is transparent, a simple yet symbolic reminder of this historical moment.

     

    Editioned masks are $50 each, shipping charges included.

    All profits go to The Coalition for the Homeless and BronxWorks.
    25 handmade fabric masks will be donated to New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
    All sales are through Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.

     

    *Due to health and safety, all sales are final.

    • MARCIA KURE, Ankara and Denim, 2020
      MARCIA KURE, Ankara and Denim, 2020
    • MARCIA KURE, Tactical Cranes in a Cotton Candy Colored Sky, 2020
      MARCIA KURE, Tactical Cranes in a Cotton Candy Colored Sky, 2020
    • MARCIA KURE, Outlaw, Sheriff, Cowboy, Barber and Banker on Savile Row, 2020
      MARCIA KURE, Outlaw, Sheriff, Cowboy, Barber and Banker on Savile Row, 2020
    • MARCIA KURE, Boro Clouds, 2020
      MARCIA KURE, Boro Clouds, 2020
    • MARCIA KURE, Marks and Scars, 2020
      MARCIA KURE, Marks and Scars, 2020
    • MARCIA KURE, Psychedelic Sun Burst Plasma, 2020

      MARCIA KURE, Psychedelic Sun Burst Plasma, 2020

    • MARCIA KURE, Mr. Follow Follow, After Fela 1976, 2020

      MARCIA KURE, Mr. Follow Follow, After Fela 1976, 2020

    • MARCIA KURE, Polka Like Ms. Kusama, 2020

      MARCIA KURE, Polka Like Ms. Kusama, 2020

    • MARCIA KURE, Scribble-Scrabble, Say What? Lost in Translation, 2020

      MARCIA KURE, Scribble-Scrabble, Say What? Lost in Translation, 2020

    • MARCIA KURE, Nothing Gold Can Stay, 2020

      MARCIA KURE, Nothing Gold Can Stay, 2020

    • MARCIA KURE, Sap Green & Needles, 2020
      MARCIA KURE, Sap Green & Needles, 2020
  • And One

    And One

  • MASKS OF THE WORLD

    Illustrations by Kate Gerhart
  • Click on each image to learn more

    As we find ourselves in the midst of history, we want to encourage a moment of reflection.

    Masks allow the wearer to transform, to disguise or express their true being, to protect themselves or make a bold statement.

    We have curated a brief history of masks around the world, from ancient ceremonial objects to contemporary modes of fashion. Explore, and be inspired.

  • MARCIA KURE (b. 1970, Kano, NG) lives and works between Princeton, NJ and Abuja Kaduna, NG. Her work has recently...

    MARCIA KURE (b. 1970, Kano, NG) lives and works between Princeton, NJ and Abuja Kaduna, NG. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm; the British Museum, London; Wanås Konst Sculpture Park, Knislinge; and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA. Later this year, she will be participating in a group exhibition at Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2019-2020, she was a visiting professor at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of African Art, NYC; the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, among others.