Jamaican artist Nari Ward’s solo exhibition, We the People, is at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, USA July 1st to September 1st. It includes 17 sculptures, paintings, videos and large-scale installations, filling the entire museum.
Much of Ward’s work are found objects. The title piece, “We the People,” displays the first three words of the U.S. Constitution in different coloured shoelaces on a wall. One of his landmark works, “Amazing Grace” (1993), consists of hundreds of abandoned baby strollers arranged in a womb shape, with a central walkway of flattened fire hoses.
MCA Director Nora Abrams describes the work as “visceral” and having “a sense of urgency”. She said, “For decades, Nari Ward’s work has highlighted some of the most searing aspects of American culture, including racism and power as well as national identity and immigration. Now more than ever, we believe it will resonate with our city in this moment of crisis.”