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Venetia Dale named a recipient of ICA Boston's Foster Prize
VENETIA DALE .\ The gradual gathering of something: Arise, 2021. Collected peels from my children’s eating molded and cast in pewter, rubber hopper toy ball. 32x 32x 28 inches
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston announced Cicely Carew, Venetia Dale, and Yu-Wen Wu as the recipients of the 2023 James and Audrey Foster Prize on Wednesday.
For Dale, the prize connects her personal and creative lives. Dale often focuses on her pieces in between tending to her children, and much of her work explores the merging of parenthood and art.
“To be recognized by the ICA for this quiet and tender conversation that I’ve been having with my work, it’s such a gift,” Dale said.
The biennial prize recognizes “the most interesting art being made in Boston today,” said ICA curatorial assistant Anni A. Pullagura, who selected the recipients. The prize was established in 1999 to provide artists a monetary award and the opportunity to exhibit their work in the ICA’s Fotene Demoulas Gallery.
“I’m really excited about giving each artist a platform, a space to show the range of their practice,” Pullagura said. Of the more than 30 artists who were in consideration, each of the three artists work in multiple distinctive disciplines.