Unveiling of Hacer’s ‘Cub, Sitting’
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Join us as we unveil our latest addition of a new sculpture to the Museum’s permanent collection. Cub, Sitting by the artist, Hacer will be unveiled on NMWA’s Sculpture Trail on Thursday, November 9 from 10 – 11 a.m. to the right of the porte cochere. Free apple cider will be available to keep you warm!
This piece was purchased by Collectors Circle. Collectors Circle is a group of NMWA members whose mission is to support acquisitions for the permanent collection of the Museum.
As a child in foster care, Hacer was first introduced to origami through the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. Hacer’s signature works are larger-than-life, brightly colored steel sculptures that evoke the folded style of paper origami, as seen in Cub, Sitting. In discussing his artistic process, Hacer says, “As I learn to shape my work, afraid, I move forward through the familiar unknown and learn to re-shape myself, lessening the past’s grip. Like the dynamic, formative process hidden by my seemingly simple designs; my work’s simple existence aims to elicit a dynamic response about the viewer’s relationship to their formative process: childhood. Through this interaction, we [like I with Calder] can all begin anew.”