October 3rd, 2019

Margaret Honda at Carnegie Museum of Art


Artist: Margaret Honda

Venue: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Date: September 20, 2019 – January 26, 2020

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Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Photos by Bryan Conley.

Press Release:

The 82nd installment of CMOA’s Forum series debuts a new commission by Los Angeles–based artist Margaret Honda (b. 1961, San Diego, California). For this exhibition, Honda has created a singular, enigmatic sculpture. Painstakingly rendered in lifelike detail including internal organs, and measuring nearly five feet long, the work is modeled after a frog-like form Honda observed in a Renaissance painting at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan. The painting, Bramantino’s Madonna delle Torri (1520), depicts the Madonna and Child enthroned; at their feet lies a slain man and a gargantuan frog with anthropomorphic features. At once material and philosophical, Honda’s sculpture prompts us to ponder our relationship to art and the world we make.

Link: Margaret Honda at Carnegie Museum of Art

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