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Freaky and Fantastic
The corridors of the offices of Studio Museum in Harlem have the expected institutional feel: fluorescent lighting, chipped linoleum floor tiles. But dreariness comes to an abrupt halt at the entrance of Saya Woolfalk’s studio, which, when I visited in September to interview the artist, was chock-a-block with her latest works, which included funky costumes made from felt and a gold-colored cardboard sculpture Woolfalk described as a portal between our world and the imaginary realm she’s constructed in her art. Here’s a quick 360 video of Woolfalk’s creations:
My story about Woolfalk for W‘s Art Issue is here.
Top: An installation view of No Place: (pre)Constructed, 2008.