Artist Sanford Biggers Provides Social and Historical Awareness With 'Back To The Stars'

Okla Jones, Essence Magazine, October 20, 2023

On display at Chicago's Monique Meloche Gallery, this new exhibition contains works from Biggers' Chimera and Codex series; Highlighting figurative marble sculptures and quilt compositions


Sanford Biggers is telling a powerful story with Back To The Stars. Currently housed at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago, this new exhibition highlights the artist’s marble sculptures and quilt compositions, while creating a larger understanding of material culture.


Showcasing works from his ever-evolving Chimera and Codex series, Biggers’ show brings together compositions with familiar concepts while exploring new territory at the same time. By revisiting materials charged with references to his own career and art history, Sanford encourages his medium to take center stage while rejecting fixed narratives of quilt and marble traditions. Similar to his artistic practice, the materials that Sanford incorporates in Back To The Stars is more than meets the eye. 


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