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  • Diamond Stingily

    ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
    61 NE 41 Street
    May 17 - October 14

    Curated by Alex Gartenfeld and Stephanie Seidel

    The work of Chicago-born, New York-based multidisciplinary artist Diamond Stingily is hard to forget. I remember clearly when I first encountered it, on a Saturday afternoon in October 2016, at her second-ever solo gallery exhibition, hosted by Ramiken Crucible on New York’s Lower East Side. In the year and a half since, much critical attention has been given to Stingily’s calculated creations—usually some combination of sculpture, found objects, and video—and their commentary on the psychology of memory and on the ways in which structural violence infiltrates and corrodes the home, the family, the mind. This, the artist’s first solo museum show, will present two existing works (in one, an excerpt from her suite Entryways, 2016, a baseball bat rests against a frameless, freestanding door) alongside two new commissions. Stingily’s ominous installations, prescient yet austere, tug at and unravel the correlations between the most innocuous details of daily life and mechanisms of discrimination and control.