2020

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Glimpse

Curated by Evonne M. Davis and Jo-El Lopez

February 22nd, 2020 – July 10th, 2020
Opening Reception – February 22nd, 7-10pm
Main Gallery

Glimpse arose from Evonne M. Davis’ fascination with and love of materials that reveal the artistic process. With almost 100 national artists and collectives participating, the exhibit features a substantial, immersive range of sketches, sketchbooks, artist books, lists, musings, drawings and studies, “black books,” proof sheets, and doodles on napkins or the backs of envelopes dating from as early as the 1940s to the present day. 

In select sketchbooks, a new page will be turned for each day the gallery is open, creating a subtle change in the composition of the exhibit that evokes the shifting nature of consciousness and memory. Whether it is a black book offered as proof of one’s virtuosity as an aerosol artist or an intimate document mixing text and imagery that has never been shared publicly, each object is evidence of a creative life lived, a dialogue sustained, erased, amended, retraced, and begun again.

Participating Artists:

Jill Adler • Gema Alava • Drew Alexander Ennis • Fanny Allié • Michael Amter • Gladys Barker Grauer • Milcah Bassel • Anonda Bell • Mashell Black • Louie Blaka • Ash Casti • Kailyn Cavaluzzo • Patricia Cazorla • Gwen Charles • Santiago Cohen • Gannon Crutcher • Montserrat Daubon • Jesse Davis • Victor Davson • Kevin Durkin • Dahlia Elsayed • Michael Endy • Maryann Ficker • Justin Francesco • Julie Gallagher • Jerry Gant • France Garrido • Tai Hwa Goh • Cheryl Gross • Gilbert Hsiao • Lisa Iglesias • Caren King Choi • Sarah Kipp • Nina Kuo • Norene Leddy • Ann LePore • Wendy Letven • Laura Lou Levy • Sandra Liu • Lara Loutrel • Roxanne, Sonia and Xavier Lucas • Melissa MacAlpin • Stephen McKenzie • Anne Q. McKeown • Arturo Meade • Elizabeth Ndoye • Joseph O’Neal • Suliman Onque • Kelly Pinho • Rob Plater • Christine Romanell • Steve Rossi • Tiffany Salas • Nancy Saleme • Triada Samaras • Carolyn Sheehan • Marah Siyam • Elenore Smith • Ceaphas Stubbs • Kea Tawana • Michael K. Taylor • Calla Thompson • Bleriot Thompson • Mary Valverde • Eli Vandenberg • Bisa Washington • Ken Weathersby • Shoshanna Weinberger • Jaither West • Troy West • Eleanor White • Emma Wilcox • Gail Winbury • Jesse Wright 


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Maria Driscoll McMahon: By The Time You Cut Teeth You Are Already Ancient

Curated by Evonne M. Davis

February 22nd, 2020 – July 10th, 2020
Opening Reception – February 22nd, 7-10pm
Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery

As of 2019, 29 million people have had their DNA tested. By the Time You Cut Teeth You Are Already Ancient by interdisciplinary installation artist Maria Driscoll McMahon, is, in part, a time-traveling, time-compressing meta-genealogical investigation that ruminates on the psycho-socio-political implications of mass DNA testing, patriarchy, loss, anemia, and other things.

National lore and mythology originating in one’s ancestral stomping grounds can inform the perceived purpose of one’s life, as “the self,” in identification and sympathy with one’s ancestors permeates boundaries of time and space. What happens when many find heroes, barbarians, princes, paupers, and sworn enemies sitting on the same branch of the family tree? How will the past inform the future?