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THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT PASS FOR ANY COLOR THAN ITS OWN

The notion of home and its meanings has been an ongoing investigation in Mildred Howard’s art for decades. The California-based artist’s prints, sculpture and mixed media assemblages explore themes of migration, displacement, gentrification, family history, the construct of race, and inequities between race and resources.

The House That Will Not Pass For Any Color Than Its Own is a place conjured up from the artist’s deep reservoir of memories, historical research and imagination. The glass and steel house was created with everyday materials in combination with Howard’s mastery of physics that she used to infuse the work with almost regal beauty. It’s a simple, elegant house where viewers feel invited in through two open doorways. As if to throw doubt at what is usual and expected, the roof and walls have large, open spaces. Unexpected voids exemplify alternative definitions to our assumptions, and spur viewers to question the status quo.

The installation will be on view through spring 2022.

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