In Practice: Under Foundations

    In Practice: Under Foundations

    Jan 25–Apr 13, 2015

    Rosa Aiello, Mary Walling Blackburn, Nanna Debois Buhl, Catherine Czacki, Das Audit, Ben Hagari, Sol Hashemi, Madeline Hollander, Janelle Iglesias, Ryan Johnson, Alexandra "Sasha" Lerman, and Xu Wang
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    Annual open-call exhibition for emerging artists with a focus on the production of new work. Curated by SculptureCenter 2014-15 Curatorial Fellow Jess Wilcox.

    Featuring Newly Commissioned Works by Rosa Aiello, Mary Walling Blackburn, Nanna Debois Buhl, Catherine Czacki, Ben Hagari, Sol Hashemi, Madeline Hollander and Alexandra Lerman, Janelle Iglesias, Ryan Johnson, and Xu Wang.

    Situated in the building's lower level, the works in Under Foundations shared an interest in what lies beneath the surface—the repressed, the discarded, the roots, or the source. Many of these works spoke to unconscious desires, while others sought to trace, discover, and examine the past. The exhibition evoked a storage space of forsaken objects, full of stories and revelations. Together, these works incorporated a variety of disciplines—psychoanalysis, behavioral science, economics, and affect theory—and the impulse, act, and process of making are integral parts of a search for the elusive origins of the creative endeavor. They looked to psychological states, everyday movements and behaviors, art historical touchstones, and deep-seated desires as points of departure.

    Mary Walling Blackburn's project, Study Towards the Reconstruction of Edna St. Vincent Millay's Lost Ivory Dildo, includes a sub-site component.

    Sol Hashemi's project The View from Mauna Kea includes a build log of his PC cooling modifications/sculptures.

    Madeline Hollander's performances, part of Illegal Motion by Madeline Hollander and Alexandra Lerman, will take place on the following dates and times:

    January 24, 4 and 5pm
    February 22, 3 and 5pm
    March 29, 3 and 5pm
    April 12, 3 and 5pm
    April 13, 3 and 5pm


    SculptureCenter's major exhibition and operating support is generously provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Jeanne Donovan Fisher; the Kraus Family Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; the A. Woodner Fund; and contributions from our Board of Trustees. Additional funding is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and contributions from many generous individuals.

    In Practice: Under Foundations was presented with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. SculptureCenter's 2014/15 exhibition program was underwritten by UOVO Fine Art Storage.