HandMade Curator’s Talk & Panel Discussion
Join us for a special discussion of our current exhibition, Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art on April 21 at 11am.Curator Elizabeth Gorayeb will share her vision on the theme of fiber art and the artists selected for the exhibition. Gorayeb will also lead a dialogue with Handmade artists Orly Cogan and Sophia Narrett, and collector Pamela Sanders, on their own interests, practices and connections to this timely theme. Gorayeb is the Executive Director of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc., a non-profit art historical research foundation based in New York. For nearly two decades, Gorayeb has specialized in art historical research on the provenance and attribution of works of art. Cogan has been exhibiting her work throughout the US and in Europe for over two decades and has been at the forefront of the fiber arts movement with an emphasis on Feminism in contemporary art. Recently featured in The New York Times, Narrett is a recent Rhode Island School of Design graduate whose solo exhibition of embroideries opens at Brooklyn’s BRIC Arts/Media center in May. Pamela Sanders began collecting art in the late 70’s - 80’s with a focus on artists who were part of that generation including Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo and David Salle. Since that time, she and her husband Art, added earlier work by artists who influenced that group such as Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha and Cy Twombly. The goal was to maintain a dynamic dialogue by collecting work from established, young, mid-career and outsider artists that raise questions through their medium to express a way of thinking. During Pamela’s many years in the art world, she has served on several boards and committees. On view through June 2, the exhibition features Ghada Amer, Anna Betbeze, Ligia Bouton, Orly Cogan, Lesley Dill, Terri Friedman, Sermin Kardestuncer, Norma Minkowitz, Sophia Narrett, Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro, Judith Scott, Beverly Semmes, Chiyoko Tanaka, Rosemarie Trockel, Margo Wolowiec, and Carolina Yrarrázaval. We'll also be announcing winners of the Tracy Sugarman and People's Choice awards for the High School Art Exhibition at the event!
Tickets for the Curator's Talk are $25 for WAC members and $40 for non-members. Student pricing ($15) available at door with valid student ID.If you can stay for the afternoon, please join us for an adult knitting workshop from 1 - 3 pm led by the talented local artist Sooo-z Mastropietro! The winners of the People's Choice Award and the Tracy Sugarman Award in our Fourth Annual High School Student Art Exhibition will also be announced at the event.