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Closing Reception for OFF-SPRING: New Generations

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

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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 RACHEL LEE HOVNANIAN
Rachel Lee Hovnanian is a New York-based artist whose multidisciplinary practice explores contemporary notions of narcissism, obsession and intimacy, and society’s alienating addiction to media & technological innovations. Hovnanian received her BFA from the University of Texas, Austin, and has since exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Her work is in the collection of both private individuals, corporations and museums.

Image: Rachel Lee Hovnanian (American), Dinner for Two (detail), 2013. Mixed media.