Group Show Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

On view are two pieces in:
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861-2008
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT
January 31, 2015 – May 31, 2015

From the museum’s website “…the first major exhibition to use visual art as a lens to explore the lure that Coney Island exerted on American culture over a period of 150 years. An extraordinary array of artists viewed Coney Island as a microcosm of the American experience, from its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, to the closing of Astroland Amusement Park following decades of urban decline.”

If you are not in the area, catch it on its national tour:
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, July 11, 2015 – October 13, 2015
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, November 20, 2015 – March 13, 2016
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, May 11, 2016 – September 11, 2016

Posted on 19 December 2014

Side Show at Yale

On view:
Curatorial Project, Side Show at the alternative space of the Yale School of Art
Edgewood Gallery
32 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
January 13 – March 20, 2015

Features work in a variety of media all dealing with the historical cultural phenomenon of the carnival sideshow, from lowbrow vernacular signage and folk sculpture to contemporary fine art by established artists. Artists include Diane Arbus, Arnold Mesches, John Waters, Joe Coleman and over seventy others. See here for much more information.

Exhibition is a literal side-show to the concurrent show on Coney Island at the Wadsworth Atheneum, which also includes work by Kereszi.

Opening with lecture by Ricky Jay and featuring performance piece by Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz, among others, on January 13, 530pm, and a special performance by Coney Island Sideshows by the Seashore and a panel discussion featuring Todd Robbins and others on January 26th at 530pm.

Posted on 19 December 2014

Winter Group Shows in NYC and Yale

On view:
Photography at Yale
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Through early 2015
A selection from the museum’s collection of work by faculty and graduates of the prestigious MFA program.
and
Lenin: Icebreaker Revisited
Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street
New York, NY
December 11, 2014-March 9, 2015
Exhibition includes work form the Governors Island series, and posits the question: “Does utopia still have a social function?”

Posted on 19 December 2014