Currently on view:
Skywalker/Skyscraper: Calling Sunrise, 2021
Reclaimed wool blankets, steel I-beam, cedar.
94.75 x 29.75 x 29.75 inches
From the Samuel Pemberton Collection
Marie Watt uses powerful symbolism, text and group activity to create impassioned sculptural works. Her work is timely, synthesizing mythologies and history from her Native American heritage seamlessly interwoven with current international issues.
Watt’s sculptures of stacked woolen blankets invoke their daily domestic use as much as historical pillars like Trajan’s Column, Brancusi’s pedestals, and the great totem poles of the Northwest US.
Watt is an artist and citizen of the Seneca Nation with German-Scots ancestry, which informs her work and process deeply.
About Hudson Valley MOCA
Hudson Valley MOCA, located in Peekskill, NY, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization founded by the Marc and Livia Straus family. HVMOCA is dedicated to the development and presentation of exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs that enrich our understanding of contemporary art, its contexts, and its relationship to social issues. HVMOCA is also committed to the enrichment of Peekskill, a unique community that has become a major arts destination. Hours Thurs & Sat 11am-5pm; for special lectures and programming hours, please visit our website. Summer Hours closed Thurdays June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3.