WINTER IN AMERICA
A Multimedia Group Exhibition
ROOM WITH VIEW
The Sculpture and Drawings of Mark di Suvero
The School in Kinderhook has announced a new multimedia group exhibition,Winter in America, opening Saturday, October 17, 2015.
America is in a season of malaise, perpetually struggling with war, intolerance, environmental degradation, fear, gun violence, and alienation, all of which seem to quell optimism and growth. The works featured in this exhibition express the mood currently experienced in the United States, and reflect the stark landscape, chilly air, and quiet introspection of winter. The artists included tread readily in this dark season—documenting the fall of Saddam Hussein, interacting with the landscape of the Israel/Palestine border, challenging ingrained stereotypes---in order to expose the cold heart of conflict and create beauty despite the chaos. Taking its title from the 2006 Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi video which reenacts Thomas’s cousin’s pointless murder over a gold chain, Winter in America examines the disheartening events that seem to continually impede progress, but despite it all, maintains the hope for change in the coming of Spring.
Winter in America is dedicated to the loving memory of Claude Simard and features works representing 15 countries by the following artists:
EDWARD S. CURTIS
BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS
TALLUR L. N.
KERRY JAMES MARSHALL
ENRIQUE MARTINEZ CELAYA
ROBERT AND SHANA PARKEHARRISON
ALISON ELIZABETH TAYLOR
CARRIE MAE WEEMS
HANK WILLIS THOMAS
SELECTIONS FROM THE JOURNAL OF HAROLD VAN SANTVOORD
Also on view are photographs and ephemera from the Black Panther archives, including works by:
The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook
Open on Saturdays from 11am - 5pm