Take Up Space
September 8, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Take Up Space presents abstraction as it travels across floors, hangs on walls, and is suspended above stairwells. Abstraction runs throughout this space, exploring and becoming territory. The works – mostly paintings – are results of artists’ projects that consider the relevance and power of abstraction’s possibilities.
The works in these galleries respond: to architecture, to history, to color, to taste, to edges, to time, and to our sociopolitical climate. They are explorations of form. They require us to notice their experimentation. They charge us to take the color, shapes, and scale of their structures into account.
Artists include Sarah Cain, Lita Albuquerque, Zachary Armstrong, Sarah Crowner, Tomory Dodge, Tomashi Jackson, Pamela Jorden, Odili Donald Odita, and Jackie Saccoccio.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
August 14 – November 18, 2018
The Thomas Cole Site presents SPECTRUM, a site-specific contemporary art exhibition that explores relationships between Thomas Cole’s use of color and that of 11 contemporary artists. Artworks will be sited throughout and in conversation with the historic home and grounds of Thomas Cole (1801-1848), founder of America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The exhibition engages artists in a visual dialogue with Cole and explores how artists use color in their practice at the intersection of art and science.
Anne Veronica Janssens