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Front Page - Friday, May 11, 2018

Hunter Museum to present sculptures of Karen LaMonte

The Hunter Museum will host a solo exhibition of works by Karen LaMonte beginning Friday, May 25. “Embodied Beauty: Sculptures of Karen LaMonte” brings together “Nocturnes” and “Floating World,” two series of life-size evening gown and kimono sculptures in cast glass, clay, bronze and iron.

Organized by the Hunter Museum, “Embodied Beauty” will launch with an opening reception and artist presentation on Thursday, May 24 at 6 p.m. and will be on view until Sunday, Sept. 2.

Originally from New York, where she was born in 1967, LaMonte has spent more than a decade in the Czech Republic. Since her graduation in 1990 from the Rhode Island School of Design, LaMonte has explored figuration through the motif of clothing as a stand-in for the human.

Her work is included in many museum collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Renwick Gallery and more.

Source: Hunter Museum