A Facsimile of Events
Open September 24- November 13
(in the smaller gallery)
The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery is pleased to re-open for the Fall season with A Facsimile of Events, conceived by New York-based curator Jesse Penridge. The exhibition is paired with Madora Frey's: Stargaze and in dialogue about the human relationship with nature from historical and contemporary artistic perspectives.
Admission is free with timed e-ticket. Reserve your ticket at Eventbrite. Masks and a minimum of 6 feet of social distancing are required. A maximum of 10 visitors per 30 minute time slot is permitted in the galleries.
Above: Superstudio, Niagra,1970, Lithograph, 69 x 87 cm, ed 459/ 500. Courtesy of Jesse Penridge.
Curator Jesse Penridge writes that A Facsimile of Events draws upon the deep history of human intervention in the landscape to give context to and compliment the history of 20th century Land Art." With works by Robert Smithson, Ana Mendieta, Superstudio, M.R. Handley, William Lamson, Benny Merris, Dennis Oppenheim, and reproductions of the plans for Olmsted Linear Park in Atlanta, the exhibition "will explore the work of key 20th century Land artists, their predecessors, their progeny and the various ways that we employ the environment to our own end."
Jesse Penridge is currently the director of Tilton Gallery, New York, an advisor, and independent curator. He is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America and active in many of New York's nonprofit arts organizations.