Art and Its Discontents

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Friday, December 13, 2013

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OPENING RECEPTION:  October 25, 5:30-7:30 pm

The works in this group exhibition employ playful, serious and innovative means of addressing artists' discontent with issues surrounding, political figures and politics, identity, gender and race.  Drawn largely from the Museum’s collection, Art and its Discontentsfocuses on the vital role art continues to play in highlighting and combating abuses of power, stereotypes, inequality, and suppression. Artists include: Laylah Ali, Nancy Dwyer, Lyle Ashton Harris, Hung Liu, Rachel Lachowicz, Raymond Pettibon, Lari Pittman, Ellen Rothenberg, Ben Sakoguchi, Ilene Segalove, Travis Somerville and Fred Wilson, among others.

Laylah Ali Image

Laylah Ali; Untitled, 2001; softground, hardground, aquatint, drypoint, and roulette on Rives BFK paper; edition of 50; 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 in; Gift of Exit Art, New York. Copyright ©2013 Laylah Ali.