OPENING RECEPTION: TUES, JUNE 9, 2015 5–8 PM
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W. 39th Street, 2nd floor,
New York, NY 10018
Admission is free.
Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6 p.m.
The studio exhibition presents work made by participants in the 2015 Whitney Independent Study Studio Program:
John Almanza, Emanuel Almborg, Harold Batista, Maura Brewer, Elaine Byrne, Davey Hawkins, Anastasia Hill, Jeremy Hutchison, Andy Robert, Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta, Effi ibok, Kenneth White, Marisa Williamson
The Whitney Independent Study Program was founded in 1967 as an educational alternative for artists, curators, and art historians. It continues to function as a site for critical and theoretical inquiry into the practices, institutions, and discourses that constitute the field of culture and mediate the production of art. The end-of-year Studio Exhibition is a culmination of weekly seminars, independent research, and many ongoing conversations conducted throughout the year. The resulting works in painting, video, performance, sculpture, and installation address a wide range of subjects, including: consumer subjectivity, post-colonial identity, appropriation, depression, censorship, digital ontologies, warmth, mimesis, debt, lightning, schizoanalysis, bed bugs, forensics, the political imaginary, the death drive, the decline of Western culture, and magic.