Sue Williams | American Enterprise, 2009 | oil and acrylic on canvas | 52 x 62 inches | Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York
FIGURING COLOR | Institute of Contemporary Art | February 17–May 20 | Bright colors and fleshy forms embody artists' thoughts about our bodies in new ICA curator Janelle Porter's debut show here. Sue Williams creates a cyclone of collaged red, white, and blue human organs. Kathy Butterly fashions droopy, cartoony ceramics. Felix Gonzalez-Torres piles up candies equal to the weight of the artist and his lover lost to AIDS. Roy McMakin fills a room with gray furniture recreated from memories of his parents' and grandparents' homes.
100 Northern Blvd, Boston | $15 | 617.478.3100 or icaboston.org
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