Set to Manual

October 23, 2009 - September 30, 2010

Set to Manual is an exhibition of works in diverse media by artists from Girls’ Club collection and beyond, characterized by intensive hand manufacture. The exhibition features obsessive tinkering, elaborate drawing, juicy painting, hand-painted animation, hand-altered 16mm film, pricked paper drawings, artists’ books, epic collage, site-specific installation and more.

Works by more than twenty-five artists including: Vija Celmins, Ellen Gallagher, Pepe Mar, Annette Messager, Carol Prusa, Amparo Sard, Michelle Segre, Kiki Smith, Jen Stark, Jessica Stockholder, Nancy Spero and others.

Girls' Club gratefully acknowledges the generosity of collectors Debra and Dennis Scholl, and the numerous artists who loaned works for this exhibition.


Arlene Berrie
Vija Celmins
Rosemarie Chiarlone
Clifton Childree
Tara Donovan
Ellen Gallagher
Felice Grodin
Arturo Herrera
Yui Kugimiya
Pepe Mar
Annette Messager
Beatriz Monteavaro
Gean Moreno
Cornelia Parker
Kerry Phillips
Carol Prusa
Elaine Reichek
Pipilotti Rist
Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez
Rosanna Saccoccio
Amparo Sard
Michelle Segre
Kiki Smith
Nancy Spero
Jeni Spota
Jen Stark
Sara Stites
Jessica Stockholder
Paula Wilson

Press Release

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Once upon a time, contemporary art spectators were required to digest lengthy manifestos and divine obscure subtexts from the flimsiest of art gestures. Today, too-conceptual art is on the wane, as is detached, slick neo-Geometric painting, and art based solely on appropriation of other art.