Past Exhibitions

January 25 - April 13, 2015

In Practice: Under Foundations

Rosa Aiello, Nanna Debois Buhl, Catherine Czacki, Ben Hagari, Sol Hashemi, Madeline Hollander and Alexandra Lerman, Janelle Iglesias, Ryan Johnson, Mary Walling Blackburn, Xu Wang

Alexandra Lerman and Madeline Hollander, Memory Negative, 2014. Digital photograph. Courtesy the artists.

 

Annual open-call exhibition for emerging artists with a focus on the production of new work. Curated by SculptureCenter 2014-15 Curatorial Fellow Jess Wilcox.

Featuring Newly Commissioned Works by Rosa Aiello, Mary Walling Blackburn, Nanna Debois Buhl, Catherine Czacki, Ben Hagari, Sol Hashemi, Madeline Hollander and Alexandra Lerman, Janelle Iglesias, Ryan Johnson, and Xu Wang.

Situated in the building's lower level, the works in Under Foundations shared an interest in what lies beneath the surface—the repressed, the discarded, the roots, or the source. Many of these works spoke to unconscious desires, while others sought to trace, discover, and examine the past. The exhibition evoked a storage space of forsaken objects, full of stories and revelations. Together, these works incorporated a variety of disciplines—psychoanalysis, behavioral science, economics, and affect theory—and the impulse, act, and process of making are integral parts of a search for the elusive origins of the creative endeavor. They looked to psychological states, everyday movements and behaviors, art historical touchstones, and deep-seated desires as points of departure.

Mary Walling Blackburn's project, Study Towards the Reconstruction of Edna St. Vincent Millay's Lost Ivory Dildo, includes a sub-site component.

Sol Hashemi's project The View from Mauna Kea includes a build log of his PC cooling modifications/sculptures.

Madeline Hollander's performances, part of Illegal Motion by Madeline Hollander and Alexandra Lerman, will take place on the following dates and times:

January 24, 4 and 5pm
February 22, 3 and 5pm
March 29, 3 and 5pm
April 12, 3 and 5pm
April 13, 3 and 5pm


Exhibition Text:




Installation view, In Practice: Under Foundations, SculptureCenter, 2015. Top: Nanna Debois Buhl, Botanizing on the Asphalt II, 2015; Bottom: Alexandra Lerman, Illegal Motion: Floor Plan, 2015. Photo: Jason Mandella