Raw/Cooked launched on September 16 with an exhibition of the work of Bushwick-based artist Kristof Wickman. Recommended by Paul Ramírez Jonas, Wickman is an object maker and skilled builder. He makes casts of everyday objects, often intertwining them with casts of the human body in unusual, sometimes humorous, ways. Wickman created several new works especially for Raw/Cooked, inspired by objects from the Museum’s collection.
Wickman was born in 1981 in Madison, Wisconsin. He received a B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in May 2010.
Kristof Wickman (American, b. 1981). Self-Portrait, 2010. Neoprene ball, cast silicone, 35 x 35 x 35 in. (88.9 x 88.9 x 88.9 cm). Courtesy of the artist
Kristof Wickman (American, b. 1981). Untitled, 2010. Cast Aqua-Resin. 12 x 15 x 13 in. (30.5 x 38.1 x 33 cm). Collection of John Freidman