From left to right: Pavel Acosta, Portrait of a Woman, by Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam), From the series Stolen from the Met, 2014 (detail) Photo: Courtesy of the artist;
Kirsten Hassenfeld, Star upon Star, 2011 Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Allan Wexler. Engagement, 2012 Photo: Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Gallery; Susan Chrysler White, Medusa, 2013. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Miler Lagos / Arnaldo Morales / Susana Solano / Leslie Wayne
Allan Wexler / Marjorie Welish / Susan Chrysler White
Source Material examines the connection between
the conceptual beginnings
of a work of art and its finished form, focusing on ideas, processes, techniques, and materials.
The Gee’s Bend Tradition (Feb. 5 – April 24, 2015) will explore the historical roots of the Gee’s Bend community, its design aesthetics, and its ongoing quilting tradition. Gee’s Bend is a rural community southwest of Selma, Alabama, located on a peninsula created by the dramatic bends in the Alabama River. Most of the residents are descendants of the slaves who worked the plantation that once occupied the site. The quilters of Gee’s Bend are known for their unexpected pattern combinations, bold geometries that break free of rigid grids, and their asymmetrical improvisations that suggest the minimalist patterns of the Amish and recall the innovations of 20th century modernism. The Gee’s Bend Tradition at Lehman will present quilts along with prints by four of the quilters, exploring the designs in a new medium and underscoring the continuation of the tradition. A study area will include photographs of Gee’s Bend in the 1930s,
"October Surprise; Something Special at Lehman College Art Gallery,"
The Bronx Art Exchange. October 22, 2013
"No Words, Just Print. New Exhibit Explores Innovative Medium,"
The Bronx Free Press. October 9, 2013
"Conserving Digital Art," The Leonard Lopate Show. WNYC.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Susan Hoeltzel, director – email@example.com
Mary Ann Siano, grants associate – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Brenner-Leonard, education curator – email@example.com
Yuneikys Villalonga, curatorial assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City Council through Andrew Cohen, and the Bronx Delegation
New York Council for the Humanities
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation
Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation
The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
Special Thanks to Cabot Creamery
ADDITIONAL FUNDS ARE PROVIDED BY
The Robert Lehman Endowment,
The Edith and Herbert Lehman Endowment, and
The Pierre and Dorothy Brodin Endowment for Arts Education
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Andrea Arroyo, Chair
Virginia Cupiola, Vice-Chair
Elisabeth Lorin, Vice-Chair
Vincent Leheny, Treasurer
Madelon Delany Stent
Dianne T. Renwick