Born 1978 in Knoxville, TN
Lives and works in New York, NY

Year created:
Wardell Milan, Sunday, Sitting on the Bank of Butterfly Meadow, 2013

Wardell Milan, Sunday, Sitting on the Bank of Butterfly Meadow, 2013, chromogenic print, 20 ½ x 40 inches, Courtesy of the artist.

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20 ½ x 40 inches

chromogenic print
Courtesy of the artist
Exhibit Date: 
On View Jun 03, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

For this PLATFORM rotation, New York-based artist Wardell Milan adapts one of his lush, intricate photo-dioramas to a monumental scale. Working with photography, sculpture, drawing, and collage, Milan stages intricate maquettes of found imagery to create compositions of pastoral landscapes populated by bodies of diverse genders and racial identity. Set within the Sculpture Park, Milan’s overflowing tableaux invites us into a fantastical world of idyllic scenery charged by human desire and expansive notions of beauty.

PLATFORM is a series of one-person commissioned projects by early- and mid-career artists from New England, national, and international art communities that engage with deCordova’s unique landscape. The PLATFORM series lets artists expand their practice and visitors experience new approaches to contemporary sculpture.