Sean Townley | 7 Diadems, 2017
Presented by Night Gallery
The serial sculpture by Sean Townley, 7 Diadems (2016), comprises seven fragmentary copies of a monumental Roman Juno in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. To create the piece the artist appropriated a mold originally produced by conservators at the museum in the mid 20th-century. Through use of a technology designed to create copies and reconstruct losses, Townley presents a new suite of multiple diadem heads, emphasizing mechanical reproduction and nodding to a modernist seriality of forms.