The Momentary announces three new solo exhibitions for 2021

Sarah Cain “i touched a cactus flower, 2019, Frieze LA 2019, curated by Ali Subotnick.

Image courtesy of the artist

It’s a new year, and that means opportunities to check out some new art at the Momentary contemporary art space in Bentonville.

Momentary officials recently announced details on three new exhibits coming to the facility in February.

First up is In Nature by artist Sarah Cain. The exhibit, opening Feb. 13 and running through the end of May, will feature Cain’s works on canvas, along with functional floor paintings, sculptures, and a stained glass window. The exhibit, according to the description, will move “moving over and off the canvas and responding to architecture at large.”

Derrick Adams “Keep Your Head Down and Your eyes Open” (detail), 2018. Wood, acrylic paint, fabric.

Photo by Jenna Bascom; courtesy of the Museum of Art and Design

On Feb. 20, a new show called Sanctuary by artist Derrick Adams is set to open. The show is inspired by The Green Book, a guidebook used by black travelers during the Jim Crow era to identify welcoming businesses, and will include works of mixed-media, sculpture, and collage. This exhibit will be on display through June. 6.

After that, a show titled Ash in the Trade Winds by artist Diana Al-Hadid will open February 27. The show will draw inspiration from literature, architecture, and art history, and will feature “several striking works of sculpture and wall panels from the Syrian American artist.”

All three exhibitions will be free to view.

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Diana Al-Hadid, Self Delusions, 2020, Polymer gypsum, plaster, gold leaf, steel, fiberglass, pigment, bronze and wood. 80 x 46 x 40 inches

Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Dan Bradica.