Firelei Báez, whose works are on view in our GO FIGURE exhibition, has a solo exhibition currently on view at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. To See Beyond is an exhibition "in concert with added dimensions of anthropology, folklore, science fiction and mythology." The show is on view from May 18 through August 19, 2018.
We're thrilled to welcome our new Interim Director, Terri Gehr.
Gehr’s varied career has spanned sectors and functions. Terri is the former Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Columbus State Community College, former Development Director of the Wexner Center for the Arts, and most recently she served as Interim President and CEO at The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.
Gehr will partner with the Board and the team to enhance the education program, prepare for the Collection’s 5th anniversary in September, and continue to position the Collection as a value-added asset in the Central Ohio arts community.
“Terri brings strong credentials and a robust portfolio of business, development and leadership experiences that will help us continue elevating awareness of and interest in the Pizzuti Collection,” noted Ron Pizzuti, Board Chair. “Her experiences leading teams in a variety of organizations, large and small, will serve us well during this interim period.”
“I’m looking forward to working in the arts again, and am honored to serve as Interim Director of the Pizzuti Collection as it approaches its 5th anniversary. I’m eager to learn more about contemporary art while focusing on further strengthening the organization as it prepares for its next leader,” commented Gehr.
We are thrilled to announce that the Madison Square Park Conservancy has honored Ron Pizzuti for his dedication to Madison Square Park. The commitment and support of Ron has been critical to the Conservancy’s success in preserving this cherished green space.
The Madison Square Park Conservancy protects, nurtures, and enhances Madison Square Park, a dynamic seven-acre public green space, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration. As stewards, the Conservancy strives to engage the community through the beautiful gardens, inviting amenities, and world-class programming.
Exhibition catalogs for Pair: Glen Baldridge & Alex Dodge have arrived. The catalog features an essay by David Kennedy Cutler, installation shots, and photo credits of all the works in the show! Stop by and catch the exhibition before it closes on April 29, 2018, and pick up the catalog, on sale for $10.
We’re thrilled to see that artist, photographer, and Pizzuti Collection friend Omar Victor Diop has been profiled in W magazine as one of “7 Photographers Proving That the Self Portrait is 2018’s Most Exciting Genre.” His powerful works cover issues of race and social justice, and he was featured in our past exhibition US IS THEM and also visited us during the exhibition for an artist talk. Our summer exhibition, GO FIGURE, will feature some of his works as well. Keep up with Omar, and check out his incredible work as soon as you can!
Many works of London-based artist Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) are currently on view at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation through August 11, 2018. Hatoum's piece, No Way II, was on view at Pizzuti Collection in 2016's Us Is Them.
Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma, the artist’s first major solo exhibition in the United States in twenty years, comprises more than thirty sculptures and installations from American and European collections. Merging the languages of Minimalism and Surrealism, filtered through a feminist lens, Hatoum subverts the familiar to offer nuanced perspectives on universal human questions.
Pamela Jorden, whose works were featured in our past exhibition NOW-ism: Abstraction Today, has a solo exhibition on view at Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery in Brooklyn, NY from March 29 - May 6, 2018. The Arm Of The Sea features “oil paintings on shaped supports that embody an ebb and flow between abstract and representational associations.”
UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery March 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019.
"The exhibition highlights the work of two leading contemporary artists who grapple with the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history. Gonzales-Day and Kaphar illuminate the contributions and sacrifices people of color made during the country’s founding. Kaphar defaces, cuts, and peels back his paintings to show how portraits of American historical figures, such as Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, have traditionally coded racial difference, hid systemic prejudices, and omitted the presence of African Americans. Gonzales-Day photographs portrait busts, sculptures, and ethnographic casts in European and American museums to create installations that reveal how scientific studies, artistic conventions, and collecting tendencies have reinforced inappropriate notions of race and “Otherness.” Together, the work of these two artists will demonstrate how the absence of certain figures and communities in art has preempted their recognition in national history, and, in the process, will reclaim a space for them in the art historical context."
-National Portrait Gallery
Kaphar's Time Travel (2013), is one of the artist's many featured works in the exhibition. The oil painting was previously shown at Pizzuti Collection in US IS THEM, which later traveled to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in 2017.
Read up on the Lines/Edges: Frank Stella On Paper in this article from Linda Feagler in the March 2018 issue of Ohio Magazine, on stands now. "Visual Rhythm" explores the history behind the relationship of Ron Pizzuti and Frank Stella, Stella's journey as a printmaker, and an overview of Stella's decades-long project based on Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
The exhibition of the artist's "energetic, vibrant, and abstract compositions" is on view through April 29, 2018.