Congregation - Curated by Sheila Pepe - November 2nd through December 1st, 2013.

Added on by Mitchell Wright.

Artists: 

MICHAEL BERRYHILL
NANCY BOWEN
CARLA EDWARDS
CHRISTOPHER CARROLL
PAOLA FERRARIO
RAQUE FORD
TOM FORKIN 
SARAH HEWITT
ANTHONY IACONO 
NAT MEADE
SONDRA PERRY
BARBARA TAKENAGA



CONGREGATION is the work of a dozen artists gathered together using a rubric of organization lodged inside the mind of artist Sheila Pepe. Much like the field of operation used in her own work, Pepe gathers together a small cohort of colleagues into a chorus resonant with a rich expression of shared differences.

Each artist in the exhibition uses specific materials precisely within a large field of craft (and craft-less) operations. As we might expect, these paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and prints, map an array of image making, picturing and signage strategies. Objecthood is palpable in all works; bodies are present even if peripherally. Each artist claims a strong subject position, and yet no work succumbs to simple explication. 



References + Visual Notes:

An additional group of artists – teachers, mentors and affiliates – have been asked to provide smalls works to stand as references and “ footnotes” to be added mid-exhibition. Each member of this group has been asked to address particular works or constellations thereof. These artists include: Stephen Westfall, Arthur Simms, RELAX: Chiarenza + Hauser +Co, Diana Puntar, Byron Kim, Lucy Fradkin, Mathew Brannon, and others …