A Summer Like No Other
Presenting works made between 1966 to 2020, the collaborative selection responds to the current cultural atmosphere while also reflecting the gallery’s long history of work with artists who explore a greater humanity. Each work included in the exhibition is accompanied by a short text written by a staff member, offering a personal rumination. Overlapping themes emerge, espousing the significance of togetherness and the enduring growth of individuality against a dominant narrative.
The newest work in the show comes from Petah Coyne who has documented graffiti art related to the Black Lives Matter movement through polaroids. Barthélémy Toguo’s brass portrait of African-American journalist and early civil rights leader Ida B. Wells brings her historical efforts into the present discourse.
Dating to the late 1960s and early 70s, Yoko Ono’s Mend Piece (1966) and Cildo Meireles’s Insertions into Ideological Circuits: Coca-Cola Project (1970) highlight the power of collective unity in creating change. Bringing the attention to the individual, the durational works of Andy Goldsworthy and Ana Mendieta explore acts of endurance and renewal.