ART > Conceptual Sculpture

Maya Stovall, Todd Stovall
The Panopticon
Partial Exhibition Installation View, At Large. Photograph by Clare Gatto and courtesy of Reyes Projects.
Birch, poplar, metal rod, acrylic, Amaryllis belladonna
51x52 in | 129x132 cm (dimensions vary vertically by 24 in | 61 cm)
2018
Maya Stovall, Todd Stovall
The Panopticon
Photograph by Clare Gatto and courtesy of Reyes Projects.
Birch, poplar, metal rod, acrylic, Amaryllis belladonna
51x52 in | 129x132 cm (dimensions vary vertically by 24 in | 61 cm)
2018
Maya Stovall, Todd Stovall
The Panopticon
Photograph by Clare Gatto and courtesy of Reyes Projects.
Birch, poplar, metal rod, acrylic, Amaryllis belladonna
51x52 in | 129x132 cm (dimensions vary vertically by 24 in | 61 cm)
2018
Maya Stovall, Untitled A, 2017 On view in Fictions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, September 14, 2017–January 7, 2018 Photo: Adam Reich
Found glass, mirror, acrylic, cotton rope, epoxy putty
Courtesy the artist and Greg Winters; Dimensions variable
2017
Untitled A series, McDougall Hunt, no. 1
Objects, glass, and mirror from McDougall-Hunt neighborhood, Detroit MI, USA; epoxy putty, epoxy resin
Courtesy the artist and Greg Winters
2017
Untitled A series, McDougall Hunt, no. 2
Objects, glass, and mirror from McDougall-Hunt neighborhood, Detroit MI, USA; epoxy putty, epoxy resin
Courtesy the artist and Greg Winters
2017

With my conceptual sculptural objects, I am equally interested in process and product; years of work might be crystallized in a seemingly mundane, every day object. My obsession with post-minimalism, surrealism, the bizarre, the stunning, and the haunting, surges forward. An interest in performance, and my position as equally contemporary artist and ethnographer, inform my work in different ways, with the possibilities of what I might make, remaining open.

My 'Untitled A' conceptual sculptural objects on view in the Fictions exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, emerged at the interstices of my interest in minimalism, post-minimalism, and certain readymade objects, and my ongoing anthropological research of an east side Detroit neighborhood.

Over the course of years, I sourced glass and dishware from my neighborhood with a key informant for my field research, Greg Winters, ultimately fashioning glass art objects inside an installation conceived while in residency in Aarhus, Denmark.