Pleased to be part of this group exhibition at The Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, Ct. Now on view until March 28, 2014
The Bendheim Gallery - 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Ct 06830
Greenwich Art Society Annual Juried Exhibition
First established over 100 years ago, the Greenwich Art Society presents its prestigious Annual Juried Exhibition. Including 75 artists with works in all media and genres, the show provides an overview of the various stylistic trends and techniques employed by artists today.
This Year’s Juror is Cara Manes, Assistant Curator and Collection Specialist in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC. Cara oversees all ongoing displays in the collection galleries. She also works extensively on museum exhibitions and special installations.
“As a curator I am interested in the ways in which the discipline of art history shapes and informs contemporary art. At the Museum of Modern Art, the objects I encounter and consider daily are those situated squarely within the art historical canon-works that have sustained the test of time and have been deemed points of entry into the complex arc of art history. What interests me most in the contemporary artistic landscape is how artists engage with this history, by developing innovative practices that seek to push beyond the past while remaining cognizant of it. These moments of cleavage enrich and complicate the story of art in the best experimentation, or reconsiderations of scale or subject matter, among other strategies. This type of informed and inspired invention was one of the main principles that guided my selections, and I was delighted to discover it in such abundance in the diverse body of work I encountered in this year’s exhibition submissions.
My curatorial approach begins with an experience of the art-object and the physical, intellectual and psychological space it assumes. I consider myself fortunate, then, to have had the opportunity to indulge in this essential activity of sustained and intimate looking within the context of this exhibition. I thank the Greenwich Art Society for inviting me to participate in this hugely educational process, and for offering me a glimpse into the tremendously diverse and outstanding artistic production of its membership. Sincere congratulations to all the participants, and best of luck in the studio! “
Cara Manes, MOMA