Repercussions II: Recent Work by Alicia Henry
February 3 – March 13, 2021
Through her unconventional approach to portraiture, Alicia Henry explores how gender, race, culture, and social differences influence us, creating arresting works of art that drive our perception of this genre of art and its possibilities. Henry's portraits and figures can be comical and dark at the same time; many are rooted in traditions ranging from clowning to blackface, the deeply racist and painful practice of white minstrel performers, as well as her own observations, both personal and public. Her art becomes a vehicle for her witness—to see and to be seen, to reveal and to represent the invisible.
David Plunkert–The Visual Communi-gator
November 4, 2020 – March 13, 2021
David Plunkert–The Visual Communi-gator, is the first in Herron's new series of exhibitions to examine the best of today's illustrators. With clients such as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Capital Records, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, and Krispy Kreme, Plunkert's work has earned him recognition as one of the most innovative illustrators. The Visual Communi-gator shows his uniquely engaging vision through a variety of illustrations and studies, including a recent digital piece created for #COMBATCOVID, the city-wide public art campaign of Poster House in New York City.
Graduate Thesis Exhibition
November 4, 2020 – January 16, 2021
Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries
An exhibition showcasing the work of students that completed their master's degrees in May 2020.
Elizabeth M. Claffey & Rania Matar
A Tacit Inheritance: Elizabeth M. Claffey & Rania Matar
November 4, 2020 – January 10, 2021
A Tacit Inheritance featured two distinct bodies of work by Elizabeth M. Claffey and Rania Matar, each exploring the themes of identity and memory through broader experiences of women across generations and cultures. Claffey's "Matrilinear" offers a poetic window to layers of memory, through object portraits that represent a common thread of past, present, and future. In Matar's meticulously crafted portrait series "Unspoken Conversations," she explores womanhood at two seminal stages of life, adolescence and middle age.
This exhibition was supported, in part, by Aurora PhotoCenter.