Alcove is pleased to present
Town Hall Meeting is an exhibition of works by 9 artist who were born and/or raised in the Midwest and have migrated to New York for the sake of art. The premise of this gathering of works is rooted in process, not only through medium, but also through the constant ongoing procession of choices made to stay beholding to a dream and an ideal. The selection of artwork is nonpartisan to this fact. The artists are devoted to their intuitions, sensibilities, and concerns (or lack thereof); they are relentless and willful with their execution. They are diverse in media and vision, using the strength of subjectivity, suggestion & knowledge to their advantage. This town hall meeting is not a political arena. I do not want to burden the artwork or the artist's history with politics. The curation behind this forum neither embraces or despises the stereotypes of Midwest America (or it's eastern edge), nor is there intent to unveil or measure ignorance or intellect amongst the dialogues of the works, the viewers, or it's critics (as politics can). My intent is only to bring these artists, along with their labors and diversities, to their roots.
Gwendolyn Charlene Skaggs
Town Hall Meeting http://alcove-townhallmeeting.blogspot.com/
May 1, 2009 through June 13, 2009
Opening Reception: May 1, 2009 6-9 pm
Midland Arts and Antiques Market
907 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Town Hall Meeting will open in New York in September 2009
Purchase book: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/633004/
Be sure to add this show to your First Friday rounds in May, or make it your evening. For me, this is a nice look backwards and forwards, and I suppose sidelong as well. I have known some of these artists from their days in Indianapolis, and my college professor, Steve Mannheimer, has written a wonderful introduction for the book.