For The Lure, Margaux Crump debuts a body of work that explores gender and the natural world through the lens of power relationships. Using the idea of hunting and courting both literally and metaphorically, her sculptures, drawings, and photographs trace the complex movements of power between entities. Materials like sparkling salt licks, golden fishhooks, sex-safe silicone, and fluorescent minerals come together in unfamiliar ways, drawing us in while blurring the boundaries between predator and prey; human and animal; masculine and feminine.
Margaux Crump has exhibited nationally, most notably at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis; The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Washington, DC; The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland; and Artspace, Raleigh. Margaux received her BA from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She lives and works in Houston, TX.