The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona.
November 7, 2014 - September 26, 2015
Curated by Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert
To recognize the prevalence of narrative in art of the moment, Girls’ Club presents The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., an exhibition of works by thirty eight artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, curated by directors Sarah Michelle Rupert and Michelle Weinberg.
These works invite the viewer to experience a singular isolated moment, an evocative backdrop or a deeply imagined character, sometimes a combination of two or more. Mostly the work of female contemporary artists, many of the stories channel archetypal narratives from mythology and fairy tales. Others examine contemporary relationships across a vast range from sober examinations of self and environment to high melodramas.
Works in drawing, painting, video, sculpture, print and new media reveal the continued power of storytelling in art today, and the myriad forms it takes.
Public programming throughout the year include artists talks, workshops, experimental theatre, readings, panel discussions, performances and other events involving the community in the dynamic occupation of storytelling.
|Nina Chanel Abney
Scott Daniel Ellison
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Alison Elizabeth Taylor
Gallery Notes provide additional information about the exhibition and the works included. Find a full checklist and curatorial information about each artist and their work in order of exhibition appearance.
Gallery Notes are available on site for self guided tours and online as an additional resource.
Designed by Bailey Glazer.
October 28, 2014 - Fort Lauderdale - The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona. is an examination of the uses of narrative in contemporary art from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. The exhibition of works in drawing, painting, video and new media reveal the continued power of storytelling in art today, and the myriad forms it takes.
Events + Programs
Funding for this exhibition, catalog and related programming was made possible in part by Funding Arts Broward, Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and private donors.