Curated by Rachel Seligman, Tang Museum at Skidmore College
and Nadine Wasserman, Independent Curator
Update July 30, 2014:
Review in the Chicago Tribune by Lori Waxman
“LifeLoggers” was first exhibited at the Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield, MN / January 10 – March 16, 2014
“Beyond Anatomy: Arworks Examine Meaning of the Body” by Amy Griffin, Albany Times-Union, April 17, 2014
“Christie’s characters are more otherworldly than dreamy. In what looks like a future inhabited only by females or female-like creatures, technology and bodies are becoming one. In “We Have Never Not Been Inhuman,” her drawings are rendered in vinyl for a site-specific installation on the windows over the security area. The plastic medium is a good fit for Christie’s pliant figures, and the site is interesting, too. As passengers are herded into their pat-downs and X-ray machines, they can gaze up on these women floating among futuristic machinery.”
(pic above: by K. Kanarek)
Albany International Airport Gallery
April 5- September 7, 2014
Public Reception: Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM
Showing new drawings on paper, and a wall-sized site-specific vinyl graphic drawing on glass
Without saying a word, we speak to one another through gesture, gaze and composure. Interpreting the nuances of this language requires intuition and a certain degree of empathy for those around us. perhaps more than any other subject matter in art, the body invites associations with our own sense of self, as well as our notions of other. In this exhibition, the human form becomes a source of allegory, personal narrative, cultural sensibiltiy and transformation.
In contrast to the tradition of aiming for at faithful likeness, the artists assembled here present subjects that are not at once who they seem. Features are intentionally distorted or hybridized; environments and events are laced with incongruities and inversions. We are prompted to consider – as these figures do – how our individual story, with its reflections on the past and aspirations for the future, fits within a collective human identity.
Artists: Darcie Abbatiello, Melanie Baker, Leona Christie, Brian Cirmo, Sean Hovendick, Sergei Isupov, Paul Miyamoto, Robert & Shana Parke Harrison, Amy Podmore, Lin Price