25/01/2018

Just Being Polite

In our current cultural mood, bordering on oppressive politeness, the statement "just being polite" is a defensive exchange made between people when one’s politeness is rejected. Politeness has become a veneer to cover any and everything sensitive, damaged, uncertain, confused, unequal, oppressed, violent, sexual, personal, natural, primitive, uncontrollable, or conflicted. The artists in this exhibition are done “trying to be polite,” communicating instead with honest, complex emotions about difficult states and situations with agency, energy and without apology.

Just Being Polite, features the work of Chashama’s Fall 2017 chaNorth Residency alumni.

Artists: Amelia HeintzelmanConnie NoyesJemila MacEwanKelly KnappMaya JeffereisSkye Schirmer and Timothy Cleary

Curators: Brigitta VaradiPeter Fulop

Exhibition: February 3 - 13, 2018

Galery: One Brooklyn Bridge Park (waterfront side of 360 Furman Street between Piers 5 + 6)
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 5:30 - 8:30pm

Performances: 
Amelia Heintzelman, with guest performer Leah Fournier
Jemila MacEwan

Special Event: Saturday, February 10, 3 - 6pm

Panel Discussion lead by Joel Kuennen, Chief Operations Officer and a Senior Editor of ArtSlant. Panelists: artists Maya Jefferies, Skye Schirmer, Jemila MacEwan, Tim Cleary, Kelly Knapp

Residency information session:
2018 Summer Residency Session of chaNorth, Chashama
2018 Spring Residency, Process Park, ArtSlant residency in collaboration with chaNorth, Chashama

Artists Talks: Skye Schirmer, Jemila MacEwan

Performance: Jemila MacEwan 

Closing Reception: Tuesday, February 13, 6 - 8 pm

Gallery Open Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6 pm

Further info: exhibition, Just Being Polite

Further info: chaNort Artist Residency, Chashama

Summer 2018 Artist in Residency Program Upcoming Deadline: March 4th, 2018. Residency offering *Fellowship and *Solo Show Award, *selected Group Show and *studio visits. Further info and how to apply, please click here.

 

 

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