Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Lehman, BMCC Art Galleries to Host Tandem “Mediums of Exchange” Exhibition
Bronx, NY – Are you ready to follow the money?
|Andy Warhol, “Dollar Sign Series” (1982)|
Lehman College and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) will present “Mediums of Exchange,” a two-part art exhibition that opens first at BMCC on Jan. 31 and then at Lehman on Feb. 9. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public at both locations, marks the first collaboration between two of the largest gallery spaces in the City University of New York (CUNY) network.
“The show is the first of its kind at CUNY,” said Bartholomew F. Bland, director of the Lehman College Art Gallery. “In essence, ‘Mediums of Exchange’ is a single show spread between two gallery spaces, one ‘uptown’ at Lehman and the other ‘downtown’ at BMCC, with different groupings of artists featured at each space. We hope our patrons will follow the show from one location to the next to get the whole experience.”
“Mediums of Exchange” presents more than 30 contemporary artists who appropriate and contextualize money, using currency as a material in their work or taking a conceptual approach to the global economic system.
Exploring the ever-changing forms and uses of currency, the artists in “Mediums of Exchange” engage in sociological, psychological, and economic approaches that raise new questions about the role of money around the world. Andy Warhol, who frequently spoke about his fascination with the dollar, is the chief historical reference point for the artists in this exhibition.
Lisa Panzera, director of the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, said, “We are very excited to be working in collaboration with Lehman College Art Gallery and with these incredible contemporary artists, who are investigating varying aspects of currency, how it circulates, and what it represents in our current global society.”
Both galleries will host receptions to kick off the exhibit, also free and open to the public, on Feb. 6 at BMCC and on Feb. 13 at Lehman. During the Lehman reception, the , a student and alumni musical group, will present money-themed selections such as “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “I Need a Dollar.”
“Mediums of Exchange” is co-curated by Bland and Panzera. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated 120-page catalogue published by CUNY with essays by Bland, Panzera, and Georgette Gouveia, editor of “WAG” magazine.
“Mediums of Exchange” – Downtown
When: Jan. 31 – March 30
Where: Shirley Fiterman Art Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College
81 Barclay St.
New York, NY
Reception: Feb. 6 at 6-8 p.m.
“Mediums of Exchange” – Uptown
When: Feb. 9 – May 4
Where: / Fine Arts Building
Herbert H. Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Reception: Feb. 13 at 5-8 p.m.
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Friday, January 11, 2019
For the love of Horses. Brook USA, continues to help working horses, donkeys, mules, and the families that rely on them, in some of the poorest communities in the developing world.”
Thursday, January 10, 2019
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019
6 - 8pm
On View Through February 9, 2019
Free Event, All Are Welcome
Main Street Gallery
213 Main St., Huntington N.Y. 11743
Masters' Showcase features those artists who won a Best in Show or Honorable Mention for the 2018 Exhibition year!
This year the participating artists are Harper Bella,
Patty Eljaiek, Steven Goldleaf, Jan Guarino, Lenore Hanson, Melissa Johnides, Drew Kane, Virginia Khuri, Joanne Klein, Margaret Minardi, Denis Ponsot, Alissa Rosenburg, &
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