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In Conversation

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - May 27 @ 5:00 pm


Reception and Panel Discussion: Friday, March 31, 5.30 – 8.30 PM

Artists presented:

Kathy Butterly, Hermine Ford, Tara Geer, Laura J. Gerlach, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Michelle Jaffé, Joyce Kozloff,

Kathleen Kucka, Melissa Meyer, Luisa Rabbia, Jennifer Riley, Ursula von Rydingsvard,

Kate Shepherd, Kiki Smith, Leslie Wayne.

Curated by Stephanie Buhmann in Collaboration with Jennifer Riley.

The group exhibition IN CONVERSATION is inspired by a series of interviews with female artists, which were conducted by the art historian Stephanie Buhmann between January 2013 and December 2015. Looking for an approach beyond the mainstream media coverage of the art market, Buhmann visited the artists in their studios. The conversations she conducted in these intimate spaces of artistic practices focus on process, philosophy, personal history, art historic contexts and aesthetics among others.

IN CONVERSATION is sparked by these interviews and helps to illustrate them. Though all of the artists featured are based in New York, they are working in different media and styles, reflecting some of the eclectic concerns and methods found in the city’s contemporary art world today. Buhmann notes: “In our fast-paced world, we often only glance at people and objects. In fact, most of us tend to make quick assessments based on our tastes and experiences. However, I believe that looking at art should continue to defy this trend as it takes true personal engagement. No matter how different, each conversation reveals just how much thought, emotion, work and resilience goes into making an object of art.” In addition, the exhibition is complemented by a selection of photographs by Frankfurt based artist Laura J. Gerlach, who portrayed both the artists and their studios in February 2015.

This will be the third variation of IN CONVERSATION, which was formerly hosted by the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York (205) and the Macy Art Gallery at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York (2016).



March 31 @ 1:00 pm
May 27 @ 5:00 pm


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