Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times – Through June 7

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Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times

Portland Museum of Art
Portland, ME

Through June 7

The PMA is honored to present Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times, an exhibition that reimagines a familiar form of religious furniture—the tabernacle—as a symbolic location for cultural values such as justice, equality, and knowledge. Throughout their decades-long careers, sculptor Sheila Pepe and painter Carrie Moyer have achieved international acclaim through abstract works that are rich with color and materiality, incorporating diverse themes of craft, feminism, and queer activism.

The Portland Museum of Art is closed indefinitely but Tabernacles for Trying Times is featured in a video walk through available on the PMA’s homepage.

Susan Crile in Art in America

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Susan Crile featured in Art in America

“Susan Crile was among the Western artists who rushed to region to document the aftermath of the war firsthand. Her Field of Fire (1991) depicts oil wells in Kuwait that had been set on fire by retreating Iraqis. Crile saw the apocalyptic landscape in July 1991 on a visit facilitated by Bechtel, an American company hired to extinguish the fires.”

– “A MoMA PS1 Exhibition Examines The Living Legacy of The Gulf Wars” by Rahel Aima

Brian Wood featured in The 2020 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Art at The American Academy of Arts and Letters

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Brian Wood featured in 
The 2020 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Art

American Academy of Arts and Letters
633 W. 155th Street
New York, NY

March  5 – April 5

Paintings, sculptures, video, photographs, and works on paper by 28 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 150 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, composers, and writers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2020 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.

Constance DeJong and Andy Lampert with James Hoff of Primary Information in conversation on Tony Conrad Writings – February 27, 7pm

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Constance DeJong and Andy Lampert with James Hoff of Primary Information in conversation on Tony Conrad Writings

McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY

February 27, 7pm

Writings is the first collection to widely survey this singular polymath’s prolific activity as a writer. A multidisciplinary artist known for his groundbreaking art, music, films, and videos, Tony Conrad eschewed categorization and actively sought to challenge the constraints of media forms, their modes of production, and the relationships of power embedded within them.

Edited by artists Constance DeJong and Andrew Lampert.

Joel Carreiro, Picassoid

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Joel Carreiro, Picassoid

Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery
Valhalla, NY

Through March 6

New York City-based artist Joel Carreiro has built an extensive body of work inspired by art history. Using Pablo Picasso’s art reproductions from textbooks and magazines as his source material, he copies, enlarges, and cuts the images into smaller pieces, then assembles them into mosaic-like collages that transform the familiar into something new.

Peter Dudek in Unrelated

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Peter Dudek in Unrelated

Park Place Gallery
661 Park Place, #3
Brooklyn, NY

February 7 – February 16
Opening Reception: February 7, 7-10pm
Closing Reception: February 16, 5-7pm

With works by Jimbo Blachly, Peter Dudek, Emily Feinstein and Monika Sosnowski.
Curated by Peter Dudek.
This exhibition is part of a series of curatorial projects formed under the umbrella term “unrelated”. Shared content, formal relationships or conceptual connectivity of any sort were not contributing factors in bringing together art works by these
artists. Differences mattered.

Nari Ward Named as a 2020 United States Artists Fellow

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Nari Ward Named as a 2020 United States Artists Fellow

From Art Forum:

“United States Artists (USA), the Chicago-based nonprofit, has named the fifty recipients of its 2020 fellowships, which come with unrestricted $50,000 cash awards. Working across ten disciplines, including architecture and design, dance, film, media, visual art, and writing, the cohort was chosen based on their creative accomplishments. The 2020 fellows include Patty Chang, Edwidge Danticat, MOS Architects, Sophia Nahli Allison, Guadalupe Rosales, Cameron Rowland, Elizabeth Streb, Martine Syms, and Nari Ward.”

Susan Crile in Theatre of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011

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Susan Crile in Theatre of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, Queens

Through March 1

American-led military engagement in Iraq over the last 30 years has had an indelible impact on contemporary culture and the work of artists around the world. This large-scale group exhibition examines the legacies of these conflicts beginning with the Gulf War in 1991, featuring over 300 works by more than 80 artists based in Iraq and its diasporas, as well as those responding to the war from the West.

While brief, the 1991 Gulf War marked the start of a prolonged conflict with Iraq that led to more than a decade of sanctions and the 2003 Iraq War. These wars and their aftermaths have had devastating impacts on Iraq and its people, contributing to the destabilization of the broader Middle East. Conflict with Iraq has also become an enduring part of American life, influencing culture, politics, and identity.

The artists in Theater of Operations were also impacted by significant cultural change during this period—including the advent of the 24-hour news cycle, the Internet, and new media and military technologies. The wide range of perspectives included in this exhibition attests to the rich artistic traditions of contemporary Iraq, with artists working under conditions of war, embargo, and occupation placed in conversation with those responding to these wars from afar.

Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011 is organized by Peter Eleey, Chief Curator, and Ruba Katrib, Curator, MoMA PS1; with Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator; Josephine Graf, Curatorial Assistant; and Oliver Shultz, former Curatorial Associate.

Valerie Jaudon featured in With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985

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Valerie Jaudon featured in
With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985

MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Through May 11

With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985 is the first full-scale scholarly survey of this groundbreaking American art movement, encompassing works in painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics, installation art, and performance documentation. Covering the years 1972 to 1985 and featuring approximately fifty artists from across the United States, the exhibition examines the Pattern and Decoration movement’s defiant embrace of forms traditionally coded as feminine, domestic, ornamental, or craft-based and thought to be categorically inferior to fine art.

Christina Freeman presenting at New Media Caucus Annual Showcase at CAA – February 13

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Christina Freeman presenting at New Media Caucus Annual Showcase at CAA

Bar Louie – Printers Row
47 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL

February 13, 8pm

The New Media Caucus showcase is a curated series of rapid-fire presentations about new media art by 10 NMC members. It has proven to be an excellent forum to get to know the work of a fellow members in a lively atmosphere and is the signature offsite event of the New Media Caucus.

Peter Hoffmeister, Ground Revision – Through March 31

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Peter Hoffmeister, Ground Revision

Dyckman Farmhouse
4881 Broadway at 204th Street
New York, NY

Through March 31, 2020

Ground Revision is an exhibition of site-specific works installed in the period rooms of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum located in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan. Not far from the house is the site of a former burial ground where enslaved peoples were laid to rest (some from the Dyckman estate). Destroyed in the early 20th century as the area was developed, the graves were dug up with little care or concern, and the remains were ultimately lost. It is still unmarked to this day; a public school and its parking lot now stand at the site.

I was invited by the museum’s staff to join the ongoing conversation about this situation, and to address a deep history of white supremacy at the house through these works. The community is fighting to have the site remembered, and I hope these works will amplify the conversation, while offering a contemplative moment for visitors to the house.

Ground Revision is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC. UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.