New York — No artist is an island. Harnessing wide-ranging interests to create striking works unconfined by limitations, Joseph Cornell's life and art are the inspiration behind Introspective Collective. Aspects of Cornell’s output—visual and lyrical poetics, collage, assemblage, found objects, and dance—provide a framework to show how the individual and the community interconnect to create art that can be reflective while also contributing to discussions about societal concerns.
Drawing on Cornell’s life and art as the framework, this exhibition seeks to explore the crosscurrents where the individual artist intersects with the wider community. The captivating artwork on display is well worth a visit to the gallery. A wall of shadow boxes addressing climate change hangs opposite an installation concerning Hurricane Maria. Scrolling images of ballerinas in unexpected places are projected alongside a collage of broadsides on loan from The Center for Book Arts.
Visit The Clemente through January 20th to catch this show!
Participating artists: Damali Abrams, Golnar Adili, Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya , Jose Ambriz, Tomie Arai, Milcah Bassel, Elizabeth Louise Castaldo, Ana Paula Cordeiro, Aurora De Armendi, Roni Gross and Peter Schell, Barbara Henry, Wennie Huang, James Kelly, KS Lack, Norah Maki, Colin McMullan DBA Emcee C.M., Master of None, Luis Pons, paul singleton iii, and Daphne Stergides??
Panel Discussion: Altruism and art-making: inherent contradictions - January 19th, 2019 at 2:30PM with Amanda Deutch, paul singleton iii and Aurora De Armendi, moderated by Drake Tyler
Project website https://introspectivecollective.home.blog/
Image: Undertow Roni Gross and Peter Schell