Join us for the closing reception of Memory Forms, on Wednesday, August 24, 6-8pm at our Dumbo Gallery space. Guests to the reception will have the opportunity to buy a work by emerging and leading artists at specially reduced prices with proceeds going to support Art in General’s mission.
Memory Forms – Summer Benefit Exhibition
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Ground Floor Gallery
145 Plymouth Street (Map)
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
F to York St. & A,C to High St.
Art in General is pleased to present Memory Forms, a Summer Benefit group show celebrating our 35th anniversary, on view at our gallery from July 6 to September 3. The presented works are available for purchase, donated by: alumni artists; prestigious galleries that share our mission to nurture artistic practice; selections from our highly sought-after Limited Editions; and established artists helping to support the next generation.
The exhibition is currently on view through September 3 by appointment only. To schedule a VIP tour at your convenience, please contact Nicholas Cohn at [email protected] or at 212.219.0473 ext 104.
Memory Forms explores notions of collective, institutional and personal memory. The exhibition opens with a look back at our 2016 New Commissions artists: Lior Shvil, Donna Huanca, Ezra Wube and Gordon Hall. Shvil and Hall presented works in our New York exhibition space, while Huanca and Wube took part in our International Collaborations Program with two solo shows in Riga, Latvia. For the Summer Benefit show, Shvil has donated a print from his September 2015 New Commission exhibition, PROTOCOLS. And Hall, two table-top sculptures from Shifters which mine the materiality of spoken and written communication.
Memory Forms continues with a look at our institutional memory with a curated selection of our Limited Editions. Artists Xaviera Simmons and Andrea Galvani work in photography, Pae White and María Elena González with sculpture, but all four pieces on view reflect a passing of time. The exhibition closes with a special selection of works donated by established artists such as Nicole Cherubini, Katy Grannan, Alfredo Jaar, Mary Mattingly, and Jason Middlebrook, among others.
María Elena González
Anna Maria Maiolino
Maria D. Rapicavoli
Southard Reid (London)
Samsøñ Projects (Boston)
Sandra Gering Gallery (New York)
Mor Charpentier (Paris)
Peres Projects (Berlin)
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects (New York)
Robert Mann Gallery (New York)
Flying Horse Studio (Orlando)
The Proposition Gallery (New York)
Garis & Hahn (New York)
Art in General provides emerging artists with two very scarce resources, funding and exhibition space to create thought-provoking, challenging work for over 35 years. With your support, Art in General will continue to assist artists at critical junctures in their careers through funding, curatorial guidance, and exhibition space to present, thought-provoking new work.
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