Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery
Open daily, excluding Mondays and Holidays
Location : Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center • Southwestern University
Opening: 12:00pm - 5:00pm CST March 2, 2019
Listening to the Anthropocene will coincide and connect with the 2019 Brown Symposium, as described by curator Douglas Cushing:
This exhibition gives a voice to the world that humanity has shaped and cast as other and external, even while remaining inextricably a part of it. We are in nature and nature is in us; what we do to nature we do to ourselves reflexively. Yet, we seem willfully unaware to such relations. We assume our world mute when we should stop and listen to it speak. Listening to the Anthropocene seeks to give the othered world—object, landscape, and non-human living organism—an equal place in a discourse regarding the manner in which humans live in and with the world, transforming in countless ways. Art, here, acts as mediator, translator and teacher, so that the world beyond us might be heard and fully recognized.
Listening to the Anthropocene includes work by Cynthia Camlin (Mount Vernon, WA), Erik Hagen (Houston, TX), Kelly Jazvac (Montreal, Canada), and Lorella Paleni (Paris, France).
Listening to the Anthropocene will be on exhibit at the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery from February 2- March 3, 2019. The Fine Arts Gallery is open daily from 12:00-5:00 p.m., excluding Mondays and holidays.
This exhibit’s closing reception will be held on February 27th from 6:00-7:00 p.m., in accordance with the 2019 Brown Symposium.
This exhibit is made possible by the generous philanthropic support of Lynn Parr Mock ’83 and Presley M. Mock ’82.
October 7 - November 6, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 6 - 9 PM
“ ... all that we say we are saying around that which cannot be said, cannot be spoken.”
— Susan Griffin
Magic Beans is pleased to announce Lorella Paleni’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
“OTHƎRWISƎ” is a cohesive body of new paintings investigating animal and human relationships. With colorful and contrasting hues, the paintings are built on layers and transparencies. The light that inhabits the
works are often warm flickering fires, like Will-o’-the-Wisp’s spontaneous combustions. The animal and human body’s gestures mingle with the fire, trees, and other forms populating the space.
The subject of the animal also doubles as the "Other,” uncomfortable and unfamiliar. Paleni’s work investigates the fallacy of the thin line that man draws to separate herself from the otherness of the animal. Her paintings create a language beyond verbal systems, establishing a space where speech eludes and rational thinking fails. The “Other” can emerge as the possibility of something unplanned, unexpected, a mishap.
Magic Beans / Auguststraße 86, 10117 Berlin / +493025766055 / email@example.com / www.magicbeans.gallery
MAGIC BEANS welcomes you to the inaugural opening group exhibition:
I SKY YOU
Auguststrasse 86, 10117
Friday, 11 March 2016
6 - 9 pm
PABLO BENZO, STEFANO BOSIS, FREDERIKE VON CRANACH, KONSTANTIN DERY, LOUISE GIBSON, GIUSEPPE GONELLA, GINA MALEK, ERIK NIEMINEN, and LORELLA PALENI.