The main gallery at Collar Works exhibits provocative and spirited art works from emerging and underrepresented artists. Current and upcoming exhibitions are listed.
October 26 - December 22
Fern Apfel, Roger Bisbing, Michael Chang, Elizabeth Claffey, Andrew Dines, Scott Foster, Sarah Friedland, Michael Kondel, Matt LaFleur, Jan Nagle, Steve Rein, Madeline Seely, Franziska Stetter, Kyoko Takei, Michael Tarbi, Barbara Todd, Viktorsha Uliyanova, Michael Valiquette, Ari Wolff and Shannon Wright
Guest Curator: Cara Manes, Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA
Opening Reception: Friday, October 26, 5 – 8pm
Collard Greens Dinner + Dialogue: Thursday, December 6th
Home is where the heart is. Home is where you hang your hat. Home away from home. Homemade; homegrown; homespun. In idioms such as these, and in countless others, the notion of "home" can be understood as expansively as it is clichéd. Sometimes home is a physical place for living--a fixed building with a foundation, or an otherwise portable shelter, where domestic activities such as sleeping, preparing and eating food, and hygienic rituals can be carried out. But home is also a sense of place--one that can conjure feelings of refuge, family, nurture, or protection. And, as a destination ("home base; phoning home; homeward bound"), the idea of home solicits a range of responses, from nostalgia ("there's no place like home") to urgency, as its definition today is continually called into question with every legislative dispute over what constitutes a "border" and a "homeland."
The works in this exhibition consider notions of home in the expanded field. Whether speaking to one's personal relationship to a physical or psychological space, or to a broad sense of what it means to come from someplace, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to confront this complicated topic.
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