Reception: Thursday, September 7
The thirteen contemporary artists in this exhibition accept the framework that masculinity is made, fashioned, and modified generation to generation. Selected works of art explore the artifice of masculinity through themes such as strength, desire, and intimacy while posing the question: What does it mean to be made masculine or to make one’s own masculinity?
Guest curator, Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Interim Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum.
Supported by the Valerie Wilcox England ’54 and Frederick J. England Fund.
Image credit: Caleb Cole, Cilice, 2017, vintage motorcycle jacket, vintage hanger, wire, dressmaking pins, 23” x 26”, Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas
Willie Cole: On Site
Highlights from the body of work by contemporary African-American artist Willie Cole and features 13 artworks, a video, and includes an installation of a massive chandelier made of recycled water bottles. This traveling exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park and is co-curated by the David C. Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron, and Executive Director, Professor Curlee R. Holton.
Image credit: Willie Cole, Loveseat, 2007, shoes, wood, pvc pipes, screws and staples, 39” x 65” x 43”