Exhibition Archive

Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art
October 3, 2010 - January 9, 2011

Maps have been drawn since prehistoric times. Today, with the advent of GPS and Google Maps, they have infiltrated daily life more than ever before. In an era of global culture, artists are increasingly exploring maps as both image and cipher. Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art features paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, a sound installation, and a live web terminal to address such themes as borders and boundaries, identity and colonialism, journeys—both real and imagined, memory and nostalgia, and tourism and travel.
 

 
Matthew Cusick, Transamerican 2004; Inlaid maps and acrylic on wood panel; 48 x 70; courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery
 

Uri Shulevitz: How I Learned Geography
October 3, 2010 - January 9, 2011

Uri Shulevitz’s Caldecott Honor book How I Learned Geography recounts his childhood memories as a Polish refugee during World War II. The story tells how a map, purchased by his father, sparked young Uri’s imagination to transport him far from his hunger and misery.

 

 
Uri Shulevitz, “Cover.” From “How I Learned Geography” © 2008 Farrar Straus Giroux Kids Books, story & illustrations by Uri Shulevitz
 

Edel Rodriguez
June 27 - September 19, 2010

Edel Rodriguez’s brightly colored illustrations for Mama does the Mambo, Oye, Celia: A Song for Celia Cruz, and Sergio Saves the Day celebrate the energy, movement, and music of Cuba.

 
Edel Rodriguez, from the book Mama Does the Mambo by Katherine Leiner, Hyperion Books for Children, 2001
 

Steve Tobin: Katonah Steelroots
October 18, 2009 - September 19, 2010

Steve Tobin's rolled and bent steel "roots" soar 22 feet above the ground. Fabricated for the site, the sculpture's twisting forms and rust-colored patina complement the surrounding landscape.

 

The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater
February 28 - June 13, 2010

Once considered the exclusive province of shamans, puppets have been used for centuries to bring stories to life. The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater performs such magic, illuminating the power of puppet theater to give form to the internal and otherwise invisible worlds of emotions and ideas. Puppet theater fuses the visual and performing arts, incorporating painting, sculpture, text, music, movement, and technology. The exhibition features sophisticated and often daring work by contemporary puppeteers, painters, film, and media artists, including Eric Bass/Sandglass Theater, Janie Geiser, Liz Goldberg, Chris Green, Dan Hurlin, William Kentridge/Handspring Puppets, Ralph Lee, Mabou Mines, Roman Paska, Brian Selznick, Julie Taymor, and Hanne Tierney, with short films by Genevieve Anderson, Laura Heit, and Scott Shoemaker.

 

Scene from Eric Bass/Sandglass Theater’s
One Way Street, 2002 Photo courtesy of
Sandglass Theater

 
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