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Opening Reception for OFF-SPRING: New Generations

Please join us for the opening celebration of OFF-SPRING: New Generations. Enjoy a cocktail reception at 6 pm with remarks by Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites, followed by a special presentation by featured artist, Anthony Goicolea.

About the Exhibition
Rituals—religious and cultural, institutional and domestic—provide the thematic infrastructure for OFF-SPRING: New Generations. These sculptures, paintings, photographs, and videos employ iconographic imagery to explore the development of both personal and group identity, childhood, family, history, and gender politics. At the wedding altar, in the family home, or in the classroom, within the fantasy of childhood play or the familiarity of grown-up habit, these narratives generate a spectrum of mediations on the contemporary construction of self and society.

About the Artist:
Cuban-American artist Anthony Goicolea is known for his photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptural installations, and films that explore themes surrounding identity, migration and transition, displacement and alienation, as well as assimilation and group dynamics. He utilizes the architecture of the human body and constructed landscapes to create worlds predicated on fantasy but based in reality. In 2017, Goicolea was awarded a commission to create a memorial to New York’s LGBTQ community; his transformative, site-specific installation honoring all victims of hate, intolerance, and violence was recently unveiled in Hudson Park.

 

Image: Anthony Goicolea, Feastlings, 2000 Ed. 1/6, chromogenic print.