Martha Friedman, installation view of “Rub” (above) and “Tongue Flap” (below), 2010.
Hand-cast rubber. Flap: 12′ x 9.5′ ; Tongue: 17″ x 12″ x 43″.
Photo by Corine Vermeulen.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
September 10 – December 30, 2010

Artist Martha Friedman’s (b. 1975) sculptures are inspired by common things including food, office supplies and body parts. By enlarging the scale and focusing on details of their shape and surface, her work engages the viewer with the sculptural aspects of these everyday forms. Friedman explores the textural qualities of the materials that she uses and sets them up to create unexpected dialogs between viewer and object.

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