Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Work at York College Fine Arts Gallery

Here is the finished piece that I made during the course of the exhibition Freedom at York College Gallery.

The title of this piece is White Liberal Hustler Making Ebola Jokes (#1). It is made from bandages, bleached on the ends and bronzed with fake tan lotions in the center. To view the making of this piece, see my post from 4/16/15.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Group Show at Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery

My work is included in this group exhibition at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery, on view April 22 through June 13, 2015:

a curious blindness reflects a moment captured by eighteen early- to mid-career artists who engage with the complex climate of race and identity politics. Despite their varied backgrounds and influences, there is a shared consciousness of how people of color are treated and represented in a purportedly post–racial era. The selection of works within the exhibition responds and reacts to the institutionalized racism that permeates the quotidian through media, consumer capitalism, and the art-historical canon. The artists are influenced by ideas of portraiture, seriality, and the consumable that evoke the ways in which the body of color has been objectified and abbreviated through time. 

a curious blindness is curated by Vivian Chui, Tara Kuruvilla, and Doris Zhao. It is the third presentation of MODA Curates—an annual opportunity offered by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and the MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies Program (MODA) for outstanding curatorial proposals related to students' theses.

Artists: Elia Alba, Firelei Baez, Suzanne Broughel, Ling Chun, Suntek Chung, Amir H. Fallah, Paula Garcia, Girl (Chitra Ganesh & Simone Leigh), Hassan Hajjaj, Nora Howell, Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Ahmed Mater, Divya Mehra, Jayson Musson, Rashaad Newsome, Sondra Perry, Paul Anthony Smith

A pdf of the exhibition catalog is available here.

Gallery website.
NY Times review by Holland Cotter.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Work in Progress at York College Fine Arts Gallery

Exhibition: Freedom
March 16 - April 24, 2015

Gallery as studio.

Trying to bleach bandages with skin lightening cream.

Comparing skin tones of 99 Cent Store bandages.

Bandages. Bleached ends. Drying on clotheslines in the gallery.

Work station in the gallery.