Thursday, December 1, 2011

''Being American'' @ The Visual Arts Gallery 11/22-12/21/11

Jessica Craig-Martin Party Animals (Denise Rich Pool Party, Southampton), 2006
48 x 72 inches
Edition 1/3, + 2 AP
Courtesy of Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York

Artist: Alix Smith 
States of Union 11, 2009
20 x 26 inches
Courtesy of Alix Smith & Morgan Lehman Gallery

This group exhibition of 20 artists curated by Francis Di Tommaso is a before and after Miami must see!
A great repertoire or artists whose variety of works , theme, stories and art medium take you in a journey of what is ''Being American'' today.

Go and see it!!

Being American

November 22 - December 21, 2011
Reception: Thursday, December 1, 6-8pm

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents "Being American," an exhibition surveying responses by visual artists to some of the most pressing social issues in America today. Culled from various forms of contemporary visual culture, the works address topics ranging from recent environmental catastrophes to the pervading effects of the economic crisis; from the long shadow of 9/11 and two overseas wars to the home-front debates surrounding religious tolerance, gay marriage, capital punishment and firearms possession. Curated by Visual Arts Gallery Director Francis Di Tommaso, the exhibition will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, New York City, from November 22 - December 21.

Curator Francis Di Tommaso explains, "The twenty artists in this show have twenty stories to tell about the experience of being American today. Though many would not normally exhibit in the same venue-the work of some is almost never seen outside of the printed page-they all have immediately accessible and also exquisitely nuanced commentaries to make on American culture."

Participating artists include: Susan Anderson; Sandow Birk; Steve Brodner; Edward Burtynsky; Jessica Craig-Martin; Andrea Gennari; Reiner Gerritsen; Bob Giraldi; Dustin Grella; Alfredo Jaar and David Levi Strauss; Shai Kremer; Christoph Niemann; Robert Priseman; Aurora Robson; Martha Rosler; Alix Smith; Charles Traub; Lane Twitchell; Type A (Adam Ames & Andew Bordwin); and Kehinde Wiley.

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