We are excited to share with you the details for the 2016 partnership exhibition between the Pratt Institute’s History of Art and Design Student Association and Pratt Artists League. The exhibition, WHAT ABOUT NOW?, will feature new work by eight second-year MFA candidates, and is curated by HADSA [Rebecca L. Armstrong, Kristine Allegretti, and Teresa M. Lundgren].
WHAT ABOUT NOW? presents an assortment of works by eight young artists examining the troubling relationships around us today, including class conflicts with self, family, nature, and society, updated with contemporary consumerist identities. All of the pieces can be understood as a response to the question, “What About Now?” searching for the meaning and stability in a tumultuous world. Fear of the unknown (Hyomin Kwon), memories of broken childhood (Taylor Kennedy and Dulphe Pinheiro Machado), and predictions for the future (Lia Kim Farnsworth) are skillfully displayed in painting, drawing, video, and installation. There is repeatedly little to no distinction between media, often intertwining surprising materials, such as chocolate on paper (Sabetty Heyaime), woven rope over canvases (Megan Porpeglia), and child-sized mannequins gaping at Day-Glo paintings (Chip McCall). Despite an exuberant exploration of meanings and materials, there remains a deep reverence for what came before (Jiang Ye) that firmly asserts their place in the unfolding timeline of art history.
You can find the Facebook event here.
The exhibition runs from August 17-September 2, and is open to the public.
Opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6-9 PM.
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 2-5 PM (DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205)
We hope to see you there!