EXHIBITIONS

 
 
Valerie Hegarty, Watermelon with Banana Smile,  2016, glazed ceramics.

Valerie Hegarty, Watermelon with Banana Smile 2016, glazed ceramics.

 

 

Valerie Hegarty:  American Berserk

6 October 2016 - 28 January 2017

"The show features a series of recent watercolor paintings and four groups of ceramic sculptures. The suite of watercolors suggests a fevered, hallucinatory vision of America examined through the prism of its visual artistic traditions. Hegarty's anarchic, revisionist take on American history as manifested in the nation's artistic legacy is further embodied in her fantastical ceramic works. The sculptures, which seem imported from a parallel universe, include watermelons that become animated, explode and then decay, sly depictions of George Washington as a series of topiaries, spectral clipper ships erected from bones and an assortment of "fruit face" personae that survey the surreal proceedings.”

 
 
Jesse Krimes, Purgatory (detail), 2009, ink, image transfer, prison-issued soap, toothpaste, paper, playing cards.

Jesse Krimes, Purgatory (detail), 2009, ink, image transfer, prison-issued soap, toothpaste, paper, playing cards.

JESSE KRIMES: Marking Time in America

4 August 2016 - 1 October 2016

"Marking Time in America features two comprehensive bodies of work that Krimes completed during a six-year period of incarceration for a non-violent drug offense: Purgatory and Apokaluptein. Krimes produced Purgatory, which includes 292 separate portraits rendered on prison-issued bars of soap, during his first year of incarceration prior to sentencing while being held in a maximum security 23-hr "lock-down" environment. Apokaluptein resulted from three years of sustained artistic labor, during which time Krimes produced a large-scale tapestry using 39 individual federal prison bedsheets."