Force and Form brings together pivotal works from the collection in dialog with recent artists whose practices recognize a shift in cultural forms. These observations are responsive to current issues of identity, gender, class, power, and the values that contribute to our social fabric. Challenging traditional practices of sculpture, installation, and painting, familiar materials and found imagery address the innate conflicts of the mechanical gesture and human intention found within commodities and popular culture.
In response to the acceleration of communication and global technological advancements, new modes of production are reshaping the way in which these artists employ inventive mark making, digital language, and the use of non-traditional and commercial fabrication. In this context, media is freely deconstructed, pushing the boundaries of high-art and presenting new possibilities.