When:
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 11:00a -
Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 5:00p

Where:
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

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Leslie Wilcox’s solo exhibition OUTWITS is the second in a trilogy of exhibitions that contend with our cascading global climate catastrophe. Extracting weather-beaten driftwood detritus from the beach and ocean, Wilcox petrifies the wood, then gilds it, and adds patinas and metallic screening, providing protective armament against further damage and destruction.


Wilcox’s previous show ROTTEN encouraged audience collaboration, offering paper and pens where gallery visitors could express their own personal feelings, opinions and concerns, some even contributing drawings. Inspired by these comments, the new work is paired with many of these anonymous “witticisms” such as:


“What can I offer my children when the corrupt steals their future?”


“It’s too LATE SCREWED” (accompanied by a drawing of screw and screwdriver).


Followed by


“EARTH WILL BE FINE. HUMANS AREN’T NECESSARILY PART OF IT.”


“WIT has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.” - Dorothy Parker, 1956


A founding member of Boston Sculptors, Wilcox lives and works in Boston’s South End. Her work is featured in collections including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Fidelity Investments, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston College, Brandeis and Harvard Universities, and DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. Wilcox also completes public outdoor installations and is reviewed regularly in regional and national periodicals.


OUTWITS runs concurrently with Ed Andrews’ Random Order.

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