“The Future of Work” blends utopian/dystopian speculation about our technocentric work lives and the gig economy, including potential futures rooted in the profession 'artist.' Cody Justus’ notes on canvas speak to the internal labor that occurs in the artist's studio. Heather Kapplow’s Tools of the Trade is a rotating display of objects that one could never have guessed were part of an artist’s creative process. Andrew Fish’s paintings look both inward and outward as abstract figures try to find their way, dissolving in and out of washy backgrounds, bathed in the glow of a computer or iPhone screens. Each artist in the exhibition questions what parts of work we value and provides an opportunity to reflect on today’s shifting vocational landscape.
Opening Reception: October 25, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
Artists included in the exhibition: Paul Belenky, Sammy Chong, Andrew Fish, Yetti Frenkel, Cody Justus, Heather Kapplow, Michael MacMahon, Warren Stred.
About the guest curator: Joshua Fischer is an independent curator and writer living in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He recently moved from Houston, Texas, where he worked at Rice University Art Gallery and curated site-specific installations by Jonathan Schipper, Thorsten Brinkmann, Yusuke Asai, Andrea Dezso, Ana Serrano, and Yasuaki Onishi. He organized with Rice Gallery director, Kimberly Davenport, twenty-four additional commissions, including installations by Dinh Q. Lê, Joel Shapiro, Sarah Oppenheimer, and El Anatsui. He has published exhibition reviews and articles in Glasstire, an online art magazine covering visual art in Texas and Southern California. He currently contributes to Big Red & Shiny, an online publication focusing on the Boston and greater New England arts.
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