Park McArthur, How to get a wheelchair over sand, 2013 (detail); courtesy the artist and ESSEX STREET, New York
Exhibition

New Work: Park McArthur

April 1–August 27, 2017

Floor 4

Park McArthur works with and through the social conditions of dependency, often in relation to care and access. This exhibition, the artist’s first solo museum presentation, examines the materials and processes frequently associated with monuments, memorials, and museums, and explores ongoing relationships with a building or place of congregation. New Work: Park McArthur features new and existing work that draws from the granite and wood of SFMOMA’s building, and includes photographs of informal gathering sites such as picnic tables in a public park. The marks and signs used at these sites question the connections—casual, recreational, ceremonial—that bind stone and wood to site, and people and locations to time.

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Major support for New Work: Park McArthur is provided by SFMOMA’s Contemporaries. Generous support for the New Work series is provided by Alka and Ravin Agrawal, Adriane Iann and Christian Stolz and Robin Wright and Ian Reeves.

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission.

Header image: Park McArthur, How to get a wheelchair over sand, 2013 (detail); courtesy the artist and ESSEX STREET, New York

Preview

A photograph of a woven mat, plywood, and cement block lined up over an expanse of sand

Park McArthur, How to get a wheelchair over sand, 2013; courtesy the artist and ESSEX STREET, New York

Watch

Artist Park McArthur discusses her exhibition at SFMOMA, New Work: Park McArthur, which examines how forms of commemoration and sites of congregation, including museums, create meaning and influence memory. She considers hidden histories and issues of access through explorations of materials, markers, and social spaces.