San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
June 25 – September 10, 2017
Detritus is an exhibition exploring the leftover, the scraps, the byproducts of the art-making process that artists do not discard for a number of compelling reasons. What is the significance of a wall marked by an accumulation of paint and fingerprints spanning a lifetime of studio work? What does a jar full of eraser shavings reveal about the studio practice of an artist who draws? Taking inspiration from the field of forensics, this exhibition examines the detritus from a multitude of studio practices of Bay Area artists in hopes of shifting the focus from art as commodity, to the core value of art making.
Leap of Faith
North Lands Creative
July 16 – September 26, 2017
Leap of Faith is an exhibition of work by Annie Cattrell and a selection of pieces from the North Lands Creative Collection relating to the theme of artifact.
Picturing Mississippi, 1817–2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise
Mississippi Museum of Art
December 9, 2017 – July 8, 2018
The centerpiece of the Museum’s bicentennial initiatives, Picturing Mississippi commemorates and celebrates the 200th anniversary of statehood for Mississippi, admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817, as the 20th state. Its aesthetic goal is to assemble original artworks in various media of the highest quality to illuminate the perception and depiction of Mississippi over more than two centuries. With more than 175 works by more than 100 different artists, the exhibition is unprecedented in the history of Mississippi. A great many of these works will be lent by prestigious national institutions such as the Harvard University Art Museums; the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Featured will be individual masterpieces by artists seldom exhibited in the state, including George Caleb Bingham, Robert Indiana, James Audubon, Louis Bahin, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry – as well as a plethora of works by native Mississippians such as James Tooley, Jr., Eudora Welty, William Dunlap, and Randy Hayes.
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