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Durango

A work made of fabric, wood, foam, latex rubber, gesso, and rhoplex.

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  • A work made of fabric, wood, foam, latex rubber, gesso, and rhoplex.

Date:

1979

Artist:

Harmony Hammond
American, born 1944

About this artwork

Durango’s padded interior—discarded cloth rags wrapped around a wood stretcher bar—gives way to a sturdy, skin-like musculature, creating a tension between the seeming corporeality of the structure and its synthetic materials. The anthropomorphic form engages ideas of process, labor, and materiality that connect feminist strategies and concerns of Minimal and Postminimal art. By adopting repetitive and additive procedures such as wrapping, braiding, and binding as sculptural practice, the artist recuperates physical activities often associated with women’s domestic work. The sculpture’s coiled form registers and makes visible Hammond’s labor, rendering her physical engagement with its materials an integral part of the work itself.

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Contemporary Art

Artist

Harmony Hammond

Title

Durango

Origin

United States

Date

1979

Medium

Fabric, wood, foam, latex rubber, gesso, and rhoplex

Dimensions

78.7 x 180.3 x 45.7 cm (31 x 71 x 18 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Daner

Reference Number

1986.985

Extended information about this artwork

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