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- Share..."Askew" at DC Moore Gallery, 535 W. 22nd St., NY, NY
6/28/2022DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present A S K E W, a group exhibition featuring works by Lisha Bai, Tom Burckhardt, James Esber, Chie Fueki, Mary Frank, Sharon Horvath, Mark Innerst, Yvonne Jacquette, Suzanne Joelson, Duane Michals, Carrie Moyer, Katia Santibañez, Karen Schifano, Leah Tacha, Barbara Takenaga, and Alexi Worth.
Over the past years, there has been a globally-shared unsettling of what we have understood as “normal” everyday life. As ideologies and supply chains become more fractured, and too many in power lead with misinformation, truth and fact seem to have taken on a strange flexibility, destabilizing our habits and assumptions in ways that can feel minor one day, overwhelming the next.The paintings, photographs, and sculptures in the exhibition reflect the many ways in which we have felt this unsettling, and been forced to look inside ourselves, attempting to reset. They suggest the discomfort—and precarious vitality— that can come from the state of being thrown off, of feeling askew.
The connections between these works are strengthened by what is absent: groups gathered, realistic portraiture, naturalistic landscapes. Instead, the artists here create abstract or coded meditations on our inner selves, our bodies, the cosmos, and the immediate environment. Like pieces of a puzzle, each fills in some of the subjective contours of our still-assembling sense of this uncomfortable time.
"The Severed Head", curated by Kerry Law, Garageland Gallery, NY, NY
Satellite Exhibitions to Biennial Internationale de Art Non Objectif
"Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists 1936 - Present" travels to South Bend Museum of Art
Blurring Boundaries: The Women Of AAA, 1936–present
Curated by Rebecca DiGiovanna
WARNER GALLERY, South Bend Museum of Art
South Bend, Indiana
October 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: October 16, 2020, 5 – 8:30 p.m
South Bend Museum of Art website here
The exhibition is touring via INTERNATIONAL ART & ARTISTS (IA&A)
Groundings - Dialogues between Contemporary and Historic Members of American Abstract Artists
Curated by Jason Andrew, featuring work by Suzy Frelinghuysen, Iiona Kleinhaut, Katinka Mann, Nany Manter, Betty Parsons, Judith Rothschild, Edith Schloss, Esphyr Slobodkina & Karen Schifano
Groundings examines the continuing legacy of American Abstract Artists by juxtaposing the works of historic and contemporary members of the organization. Having little abstract tradition of their own, American artists, many of them immigrants to this country, formed this group in New York in 1936 at a time when abstract art was met with strong, even critical resistance. Through this group, one of the earliest to be particularly inclusive of women artists, a new advocacy emerged providing opportunities to exhibit and a much-needed refuge for discussion related to new ideas and artistic theories.
Originators of this group channeled a Cubist-based tradition of cool structural abstraction in the face of prevailing Social Realism and later held strong to this aesthetic during the dawn of the emotive and brutish school of Abstract Expressionism. Today, the group continues to expand in numbers and varying aesthetics.
This online exhibition, the first of its kind for the organization, brings together the work of ten women artists, five of whom are historic members and five of whom are contemporary members. Through the pairing of these artists, it is my intention to find aesthetic commonalities and compositional similarities that bridge decades of thinking and making. Throughout history, whether it be ancient, modern, or contemporary, art circulates a rhythm of evolution—one generation building upon the groundings of the former.All images copyright Karen Schifano An icompendium Site