BODIES OF WORK > Objects

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

An interest in performance, and my position as equally artist and ethnographer, inform my work in different ways, with the possibilities of what I might make, remaining open. I am equally interested in process and product; years of work might be crystallized in a seemingly mundane, every day object. My obsession with minimalism, surrealism, the bizarre and the haunting might come through in my works.

The 'Untitled A' installation, on view in the Fictions exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem at present, combines 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.