David Winton Bell Gallery

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June 8, 2019 - July 7, 2019

In the artist’s words, Toby Sisson’s artworks explore “the breadth of metaphoric meaning that can be derived from non-objective abstraction, especially psychological and social content.” Concerned with issues of race, reflecting her biracial experience, Sisson here interrogates the word “American” or “Nacirema” referencing Nacirema Clubs (social clubs for African Americans) that were popular in the Midwest during her youth.    

Curated by: Jo-Ann Conklin
Image: Toby Sisson, detail of Deconstructed American, 2019

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April 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson’s socially-engaged projects explore contemporary relationships between human and non-human animals in the contexts of history, culture and the environment. Based on their work alongside avian researchers at Jacob’s Point, RI, The Only Show in Town will comprise artworks made in response to the plight of the saltmarsh sparrow, resident in the world only along a narrow and depleted margin of the east coast of North America and marked for extinction by the year 2050.  The exhibition is supported, in part, by the Brown Arts Initiative.

Curated by: Jo-Ann Conklin
Image: Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Escape/Release #4, 2019

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