Curator John Schuerman will provide an introduction to the exhibition The Other Four, followed by “Eyes Should Be Washed,” a performance art piece by artists Pedram Baldari, Katayoun Amjadi, and Nooshin Hakim Javadi. In “Eyes Should Be Washed,” performers grate many, many onions in front of the audience. This act, through the smell of the onions, brings tears to stimulated eyes in order to wash/clean them. The work is a dialogue with Iranian Poet Sohrab Sepehri, whose poems call for change in perception to find peace within self. In some cultures, especially Iranian culture, crying is considered as an act of soul cleansing and is practiced through religious rituals.
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Bias: Current Monotypes of Laura Youngbird shares a recent collection of the artist’s layered and multi-process monotypes using the dress as metaphor. Not a simple garment, for the artist it represents a powerful artifact with currents that bind grandmothers, mothers, sisters and relatives with the power of a common thread.View Exhibition
Using the chromatic spectrum of vibrant colors blended into their complements, Kristen Sarette’s latest exhibition of lithographic work gives us the opportunity to experience color and form saturated in a never-failing sense of optimism.View Exhibition
As a pillar of modernist painting, Sam Gilliam has had a profound influence as an innovative contemporary artist. To this day, his work continues to inspire younger generations. Beginning in the 1960s in Washington D.C., the legendary artist pursued the development of a new Abstract Expressionism that celebrated the cultivation of the individual voice that helped to transcend cultural and politicaView Exhibition
Plains Art Museum, in partnership with EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (RBPMW) in New York City, New York (est. 1948), is honored to present unique prints, large-scale sculpture, and hand-made books in Gestural Expanse: Prints, Sculptures and Books by Chakaia Booker.View Exhibition