March 25 – May 7, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, March 25, 6 – 8 pm
N. Dash, Jesal Kapadia, Deana Lawson, Esperanza Mayobre, JJ Peet, Harriet Salmon, and Jaret Vadera.
Curated by: Erin Sickler
Prolonged Engagement is an exhibition that brings together artists who create aesthetic conditions rather than discrete art objects. Finding beauty and ingenuity amidst human imperfection, the artists in Prolonged Engagement allow the world to act upon them as they act upon it. As with tinkerers, inventors, and other radical thinkers, they know that the ah-ha moment is not a singular event, but rather one that absorbs information from the outside world, mixes and remixes it, and allows new ideas and processes to gradually fade into view. Driven by productive antagonisms and juxtapositions, they create complex environments for inquisitiveness and transformation that go beyond simplistic notions of failure and success.
April 15, 6:30-8 PM: Prolonged Engagement Artist Jesal Kapadia will present readings and screenings on the subject radical women’s movements followed by an open dialogue.
April 29, 6:30-8:30 PM: Food scholar Elizabeth Thacker Jones will talk about the recent intersection between food and art and its relationship to ideas of sourcing and larger food systems. Followed by a discussion and a dinner provided by Jones and Curator Erin Sickler. 13 per person. BYOBeverage. Seating is limited. To RSVP, email email@example.com
**The gallery will be closed Friday, April 22nd. It will reopen Saturday, April 23rd to resume normal hours.