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 Project November 12 - December 18, 2016
Alex Katz Black and White print exhibition explores this artist's lifelong interest in stripping color out of his prints, his attempt to replace sensual pleasure with intellectual design. Design versus color has been an artistic debate that goes back to the Renaissance. Art in the Renaissance Florence was all about design and was based on drawing and ideas. In this forthcoming exhibition Katz's commitment to black and white printmaking is based on 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.