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Time: July 11, 2010 at 2pm to September 6, 2011 at 7pm
Location: THE ALICE AUSTEN HOUSE MUSEUM
Street: 2 HYLAN BLVD.
City/Town: STATEN ISLAND, NY 10305
Website or Map: http://WWW.ALICEAUSTEN.ORG
Event Type: opening, exhibition
Organized By: Sara Signorelli
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2010
The Alice Austen House Museum is pleased to announce its 2010 summer exhibition, Housed. This group show marks the curatorial debut of artists, Joseph Maida and Katie Murray.
Housed draws from Maida and Murray’s ongoing dialog with fellow photographers and video artists who explore fresh approaches to the subject matter of home. The individuals included in this exhibition are successors to a generation of American artists whose photographs interpret social, cultural, and political events through the restaging of personal occurrences in suburban living rooms and backyards. While this previous generation depicts the literal stage and accompanying personal narratives of domestic life in their photographs, the artists in Housed present a more analytical approach to the American home through both still images and videos. Housed contextualizes the works of 13 living artists by exhibiting them, along side the work of Victorian photographer, Alice Austen, in her historic home on Staten Island.
Housed includes Kathryn Parker Almanas, Alice Austen, David Deutsch, Matt Ducklo, Benjamin Donaldson, Kyle Ganson, Peter Garfield, Christopher Miner, Catherine Opie, Abby Robinson, Victoria Sambunaris, Peter Stanglmayr, Penelope Umbrico, and Jessica Watson.
This exhibition is accompanied by a critical essay, “ A Guided Tour,” written by Susan Bright and made possible by the generous support of Dear Dave Magazine and the School of Visual Arts. Housed will run from July 1 – September 6, 2010. A reception for the show will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 2-6 pm. For further information, please contact the Alice Austen House Museum Curator and Caretaker, Paul Moakley. http://www.housedtheshow.com/