OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 6-9 PM
ARTIST TALKS AND PERFORMANCE: SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 5-7 PM
In the early nineties the international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the artists Bertrand Lavier and Christian Boltanski wanted more flexible and open-ended art exhibitions. Could “scores” or written instructions by artists, as a point of departure, be interpreted anew every time they were enacted? Twenty years later the exhibition they came to call do it grew to include instructions by nearly three-hundred artists, choreographers, ….
Crosstown Arts is pleased to present “Blind Navigator,” an exhibition of new individual and collaborative works by New York-based artist Clare Torina and Memphis-based artist Alex Paulus.
Clare Torina’s recent paintings and objects refer to one another in sequence, symbolism, and mimicry. She pulls from a personal set of fascinations – her dog (Lolita), the Illuminati, basketball, patriarchal painting history, ancient art – and subjugates their representations to a multitude of transitions using color models and plays on style.
Curator Talk in conjunction with Extra Celestial
In conjunction with the exhibition, please join Creative Growth Director Tom di Maria for his gallery talk, From the Margins to the Mainstream: Artists with Disabilities Today. The talk will review the history and leadership of Creative Growth Art Center’s work as the world’s oldest and largest art center for people with disabilities. He will review the Center’s studio art practice, the evolution of several key artists, and its relationship to so-called Outsider ….