This event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. saic.edu/vap
Nari Ward is known for his sculptural installations composed of discarded material found and collected in his neighborhood. He has repurposed objects such as baby strollers, shopping carts, bottles, doors,
television sets, cash registers, and shoelaces, among other materials. Ward recontextualizes these found objects in thought- provoking juxtapositions that create complex, metaphorical meanings to confront social and political issues surrounding race, poverty, and consumer culture. He intentionally leaves the meaning of his work open, allowing the viewer to provide their own interpretation.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.