CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, from 3–5 PM, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents the launch of Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art, co-published with Gregory R. Miller & Co.
The Aldrich and Gregory R. Miller & Co. invite you to celebrate the culmination of Hammond’s first museum survey, Material Witness, Five Decades of Art, with a launch of the artist’s first hardcover monograph. This event will feature a series of short talks on Hammond’s exhibition inside the galleries by an intergenerational group of artists whose own practices have intersected or been influenced by Hammond’s. Celebrate this trailblazing artist and her first major museum publication with food, drink, and an opportunity to purchase the book at a special price!
A roundtrip shuttle from Manhattan to the Museum is available. For more information and to purchase tickets visit shop.aldrichart.org.
LJ Roberts is an artist working in installation, textiles, collage, and text. Their work addresses queer and trans politics, material deviance, alternative kinship structures, archives, and narrative. LJ’s first major museum commission is currently on view in the critically acclaimed exhibition Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall at the Brooklyn Museum. In 2015, LJ was one of nine recipients of The White House Champions of Change Award for LGBTQI artists. They also received the 2019 President’s Award for Art and Activism from the Women’s Caucus for Art. LJ lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and teaches at Parsons School of Design. They are a 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY.
Elaine Reichek has been using thread as a core element in her work since the early 1970s, and was an early pioneer among conceptual artists in rethinking the role of craft in the fine arts and investigating alternative narratives and histories. Her most recent solo exhibitions include Sight Unseen at Marinaro, New York (2019); Now If I Had Been Writing This Story at Vienna Secession (2018); Invisible Citings at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, in collaboration with sculptor Jeanne Silverthorne (2017); and Minoan Girls at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2016). Reichek lives and works in New York.
Jenny Snider earned her MFA in 1966 at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, where she studied painting with Al Held and Jack Tworkov. In the 1980s and 1990s, she received two Fellowships each from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Snider spent the year 2011–2012 as a Fellow in Visual Art at the American Academy in Rome. In 2014, she was the recipient of a Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Prize, and the Arts and Letters Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Other major awards include the 2006 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Queens College CUNY, and three residencies at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY. Her work is included in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, as well as numerous private collections.
Harmony Hammond: Material Witness Book Launch
Sunday, September 8: 3–5 PM
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
GREGORY R. MILLER & CO./THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
Hbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 142 pgs / 70 color.
$45.00 free shipping