At Skidmore's Schick Art Gallery:
The New American Sublime: Landscape and Abstraction by Contemporary Painters, through April 6. Conceived by Skidmore art professor Paul Sattler and co-curated with his colleagues Peter Stake and David Miller, the show features works by Gregory Amenoff (his June 2005 is at right), Jake Berthot, Bernard Chaet, Laurel Hughes, Bill Jensen, John Lees, Joan Snyder, and John Walker.
At Skidmore's Tang Museum:
Joseph Grigely: St. Cecelia, through June 8. Deaf since the age of ten, artist Joseph Grigely (at right) is intrigued by what sounds might look like. “Imagine if every word we spoke became palpable and dropped from our lips as we spoke,” he suggests. “Imagine scraps of language lying on countertops. Drawers full of sentences. Peelings of words in the sink.” He first became known in the early 1990s for his Conversations with the Hearing—collages of notes on scrap paper and Post-Its that have been given to or received from various interlocutors. The title piece, St. Cecilia, presents side-by-side videos of a choir singing “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Silent Night.” In one video the lyrics are the well-known originals; in the other, they are mischievous alternatives written by Grigely to highlight the difficulties and misunderstandings of lip-reading and to probe the relationship between seeing and hearing.
The show was organized by the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Md., in collaboration with the Tang.
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