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Leeza Meksin

Turret Tops

Leeza Meksin, Turret Tops, 2019, neoprene and galvanized steel, 240 x 246 inches, Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Clements Photography and Design, Boston.

On View Through October 26, 2020

For Turrets Tops, an original outdoor commission, Leeza Meksin created two life-sized replicas of deCordova’s iconic Museum building turrets in the Park. Draping these towering conical forms with vibrantly colored neoprene, Meksin combines textile patterns and ornamental architectural details to articulate connections between the fashions we use to cover our bodies and the dwellings we inhabit. The installation encourages visitors to recognize assumptions about clothing and gender, architecture and ornament that filter into our daily lives.

During the summer of 2020, the outer layers of both turrets were removed to showcase new patterns after a season in the sun.

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.

Interview with the artist in Bomb Magazine

PLATFORM 25: Leeza Meksin, Turret Tops Brochure (PDF)

Read an interview with Leeza Meksin, in which she discusses the inspiration behind and creation process of Turret Tops, here.

 

Leeza Meksin, Turret Tops, Summer 2020, neoprene and galvanized steel, 240 x 246 inches, Courtesy of the artist. Photograph: Julia Featheringill Photography

Leeza Meksin, Turret Tops, Summer 2020, neoprene and galvanized steel, 240 x 246 inches, Courtesy of the artist. Photograph: Julia Featheringill Photography

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