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  • Keith Edmier, Jill Peters, 1997, polyvinyl, wax, cotton, rayon, polyester, leather, silicone, and human hair, 65 x 39 1/2 x 46".

    Keith Edmier

    Bard Center for Curatorial Studies
    Bard College PO Box 5000
    October 20 - February 3

    Curated by Tom Eccles

    Expect Farrah Fawcett in white marble and a pregnant, translucent-plastic-bellied Mrs. Edmier in a Jackie Kennedy–style pink suit, alongside renderings of Evel Knievel and John Lennon, giant lily pads, plants cast in molten basalt, and roughly thirty other objects, all made since 1991, in the largest retrospective yet mounted of the work of Keith Edmier, the fabulist of natural phenomena as filtered through a suburban Chicago boyhood in the 1970s and ’80s. As if to mark Edmier’s transition to midcareer status, CCS Bard executive director Tom Eccles has also commissioned a major new project, a life-size reconstruction of the artist’s childhood home in the subdivision of Bremen Towne. An associated publication promises essays by Eccles, Douglas Fogle, and Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith; “source notes” by independent curator Jade Dellinger; and a conversation between Edmier and Matthew Barney.