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Late Fall Exhibitions

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.


Squeak Carnwath: Crazy Paper and Sister Objects
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.


Sylvia Snowden: The Feel of Paint
November 12 - December 18, 2016

The Feel of Paint is an exhibition of large-scale, highly impastoed mixed media paintings by one of Washington's most original artists, Sylvia Snowden. Snowden explains: "I want viewers to look at my work and see if they can become the paint... That is the way to look at it, to put yourself into the painting, and say: 'Now, how would I feel if I was that paint?' To me, that is the only way you can understand it. This exhibition is dedicated to the artist's parents.


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 Revolution."   


A new mural by Carol Brown Goldberg The Studio: a place of uncertainty, ambiguity, where harmony emerges out of disorder

On view in the Kreeger Lobby beginning November 12. 

Photo by Lee Stalsworth

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Squeak Carnwath, Chart

From Squeak Carnwath
Squeak Carnwath, Chart, 2014


Melissa Ichiuji, Medicine Ma'am

From Melissa Ichiuji: Make You Love Me
Melissa Ichiuji, Medicine Ma'am, 2016