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Upcoming at the Tang

About Painting, June 26–September 26. The work of contemporary painters is explored in this large-scale exhibition, organized by themes such as “Not Painting: Concept Creates Form”; “Primary Abstraction”; and “Do Cats Eat Bats: The Persistence of Fantasy and Storytelling in Recent Painting.” Abstract, figurative, and conceptual works are included, and recent acquisitions to Skidmore’s permanent collection will be featured. Artists in the show include Amy Cutler, Luc Tuymans, Alex Ross, Amy Sillman, Richard Artschwager, Matthew Benedict, Joan Snyder, Ashley Bickerton, Kevin Wolff, Alex Brown, Peter Halley, Lydia Dona, Cornelius Volker, and Allan McCollum, among others.

About Sculpture, June 26–January 2, 2005. In conjunction with About Painting, this show will include several sculptural works from the Tang collection and on extended loan to the museum. The scope of the exhibition ranges widely, from a meticulously cut and pieced-together wooden dresser by Jean Blackburn toa long woven dress by Beverly Semmes. A new installation in the Tang atrium by Lee Boroson will be featured, along with works by artists such as Stephan Balkenhol, Dorothy Dehner, Nancy Dwyer, Charles Long, and Richard Pettibone.

Opener 7: Julia Jacquette ’86, June 26–September 5. Manicured feminine hands, food platters, and luscious desserts shine from within Jacquette’s paintings. Details such as a majorette’s baton and multicolored ice cream reveal a focused gaze on middle-class Americana and its cultural reproduction through advertising. Jacqette’s coupling of erotic text with innocent‚ cream-puff pastries addresses America’s confusing cultural attitudes toward gender. Jacquette has shown her work widely, including in several solo exhibitions, from New York City to Munich. This opener show is organized by Ian Berry, the Tang’s curator, in collaboration with the artist.
Admission to the Tang is free. Regular museum hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed major holidays. For information about curator’s tours, children’s programs, and other events, call 518-580-8080 or check


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