Melissa Ichiuji: Make You Love Me November 12 - December 18, 2016
By its role and emotional density, the doll reminds us of the first objects that comforted us in childhood. For Melissa Ichiuji, it helped to renew the creative energies within the family space. The doll, with its suggestive and "rudimentary" shape, gives free rein to everyone’s imagination. Anthropomorphism is at the heart of this experience, man projecting himself onto the world around him by attributing to it human traits and emotions. "The method of identification based on similar features to those of humans, is part of a logic of personification.”
Martha Wilson & Franklin Furnace November 12 - December 18, 2016
Martha Wilson is an American feminist artist and gallery director who began her career in the early 1970s in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Working in a male-dominated conceptualist milieu at that time, Wilson generated pioneering photographic and video work that explored her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations and invasions of male and other female personas. She further developed her performative practice after moving to New York City in 1974 where she also founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., a downtown artist-run center dedicated to the exploration and promotion of innovative installation, performance and time-based art practices.
This exhibition chronicles the interwoven stages of Wilson’s creative contributions within the context of early feminist and socially engaged studio practice as well as her dissemination of the work of like-minded individuals through the auspices of Franklin Furnace.
Alex Katz: Black and White November 12 - December 18, 2016
Alex Katz: Black and White explores the artist's lifelong interest in stripping color out of his prints, and his attempt to replace sensual pleasure with intellectual design. Design versus color has been an artistic debate that goes back to the Renaissance. Similar to the art of Renaissance Florence, Katz's prints are all about design, and are based on drawing, ideas, and the structure of things.
November 12 - December 18, 2016
Squeak Carnwath is primarily known as a painter. Along with painting, she has worked across many media. This exhibition highlights the unique surfaces and textures each medium affords, while sharing the artist’s distinct visual language of symbols, phrases, and colors. Works on view span over 30 years of exploration in painting, drawing, and printmaking.
In the Kreeger Lobby The High Stakes of Macedonia's "Colorful Revolution"
Curated by Aneta Georgievska-Shine
November 12 - December 18, 2016
Several years ago, the government of the Republic of
Macedonia embarked on a highly controversial and hugely expensive "urban
renewal" of the capital city, Skopje. Most of this renewal consisted of
large monuments of "historic figures" and new, quasi-classical
facades over old buildings. This year, these monuments and buildings came under
attack by various groups of citizens of this multi-ethnic country who rose
together in street protests. Some of the protesters have been arrested and
indicted for vandalism. The protests have continued unabated. This
exhibition of photographs tells the story of the "Colorful