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  1. Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  2. Thursday, February 21, 2019

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OFF-SPRING: New Generations Opening Reception

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

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 meditations on the contemporary construction of self and society.

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Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, lyrical narratives. These films investigate the nature of longing, and how desire provokes and mediates experience to create meaning.

Image: Stacey Steers (American), Night Hunter [still], 2011. Film 35mm to HD, stereo sound.