Upcoming Exhibitions

Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television

Curated by Andrew Ingall

February 7 — July 12, 2015
Morgan Anderson and Howard Greenberg Family Galleries

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John Dominis, Videofreex (l. to r.) David Cort, Bart Friedman, and Parry Teasdale (holding Sarah Teasdale) introduce Lanesville, NY resident Scottie Benjamin to Sony Portapak technology at Maple Tree Farm, 1973, Courtesy Videofreex


This exhibition surveys the history and mythology of the Videofreex, a collective of artists, storytellers, and activists who produced and disseminated alternative media across New York and other U.S. communities during the 1970s. The Videofreex exploited the new technology of portable video as an emerging medium for creative expression and as a democratic tool for disseminating independent points of view in a pre-digital age. By establishing the first pirate television station in the United States, the Videofreex created a base for media education and training, and an informal media art center hosting local and international visitors. The core members of the Videofreex, many of whom are active today as artists and media makers, include Skip Blumberg, Nancy Cain, David Cort, Bart Friedman, Davidson Gigliotti, Chuck Kennedy, Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Parry Teasdale, Carol Vontobel, and Ann Woodward.


Read curator Andrew Ingall's blog on the Videofreex website.



Grace Hartigan: Myths and Malls

Curated by Daniel Belasco

Sara Bedrick Gallery
February 7 – July 12, 2015

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Grace Hartigan, Reisterstown Mall, 1965, oil on canvas, 80 x 102 in., Collection of Hart Perry

Grace Hartigan (1922–2008) was prominent in the Abstract Expressionist group of New York artists in the 1950s. Grace Hartigan: Myths and Malls is the first museum show of her work since 2001, focusing on a dozen vigorously painted oils and works on paper that chart her shift from abstraction to Pop in the early 1960s, when she moved from New York to Baltimore. Hartigan devised a new painterly language to address popular culture, the urban environment, and her identity as a woman artist. Many of the paintings, collected by Hartigan's friend Beatrice Perry of Germantown, NY, have not been exhibited in decades.

 

 


 

 

 
 

Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction

Curated by Murtaza Vali

January 21 — April 12, 2015
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries

Opening reception: Saturday, February 7, 5 pm

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Rana Begum, No. 511, 2014, Paint on powder-coated aluminum, 78 ¾ x 118 x 2 in., Private collection

 
In 1910, Austrian architect Adolf Loos famously called ornament a crime, the very antithesis of modernist aesthetics. Curated by Murtaza Vali, Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction brings together the work of seven contemporary artists—Derrick Adams, Kamrooz Aram, Rana Begum, Jeffrey Gibson, Jason Middlebrook, Kanishka Raja, and Seher Shah—who subtly subvert modernist abstraction through strategies of difference, pushing geometry and pattern to the verge of ornament. Drawing from and referring to Western abstraction and other aesthetic traditions more accepting of ornament, the artworks in the exhibition will present a terrain upon which a dialogue between the two visual discourses can unfold, revealing unexpected juxtapositions and intersections that challenge traditional art histories.


 

The Maverick Festival at 100

Curated by Daniel Belasco

Corridor Gallery
February 7 – July 12, 2015

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Stowall Studios, Ruth Schrader in The Arabian Nights, 1928, Gelatin silver print, 9 1/8 x 6 ½ in., Gaede and Fritzi Striebel Archive, Center for Photography at Woodstock


Marking the centennial of Woodstock's legendary Maverick Festival founded by Hervey White in 1915, this exhibition of vintage photographs celebrates the outdoor carnival's effusion of creative expression. Photos and documents in the Center for Photography at Woodstock's Jean Gaede and Fritzi Striebel Archive, on long-term loan to The Dorsky Museum, capture the radical whimsy and spirit of theater, music, costume, and painting at the Maverick from 1915 to 1931. Highlights include images of well-known Woodstock artists at play, including Charles Rosen, George Bellows, Eugenie Gershoy, Konrad Cramer, and Wilna Hervey.



 
 
 
 
 

 

 


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