Pratt Institute Fine Arts participated in UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach 2019!
Following the success of our 2018 participation at Untitled, this year’s booth was curated by Ashley James, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. “Between edge and interior” highlights the work of seven Pratt Fine Arts MFA alumni.
UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach
December 4 – 8, 2019
VIP Opening December 3, 1 – 8pm
“Between edge and interior” features seven Pratt alumni whose works explore formal concerns of borders, margins, perceptual depth, recesses, and other markers of relational space, while remaining open to the social resonances these perspectival concepts carry. The influential William T. Williams (Pratt BFA ‘66) serves as inspiration and grounding for this presentation: Characterized by intersecting geometric forms contained within the frame, his formational 1960s/1970s “Diamond in a box” paintings acted as abstract formal investigations, even as they responded to the political moment: in lieu of representation, here compositional “containment” or “repression” is metaphorically reflective of an oppressive social condition. The seven additional Pratt alumni also take interest in spatial concepts like ‘edges’ and ‘interiors’— as aesthetic inquiries, with varying relationships to the social ranging from broad ideas of spectatorship to specific investigations of interiority and marginalization. With different stakes, strategies, and aims, each of these artists evince perspectival space as a matter of painting, and as a matter of people.
– Ashley James, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
And Pratt held a panel discussion on Dec 6, 2019:
In the Margins: Shifting Artistic and Curatorial Perspectives In an Age of Social Change
This panel discussed ways in which contemporary artists address social change and how institutions can support more artist-centered models for cultural engagement. Panelists include Dell M. Hamilton, interdisciplinary artist and independent curator, Patton Hindle, Senior Director of Arts at Kickstarter and Derrick Adams, artist and Pratt Alumnus. and Ashley James, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. moderated the discussion.
Derrick Adams, Visual artist and Pratt Alumnus
Dell M. Hamilton, Interdisciplinary Artist and Independent Curator
Patton Hindle, Senior Director of Arts at Kickstarter
Moderated by Ashley James, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Fine Arts Alumni Artists:
Alanna Fields, MFA’19Clare Grill MFA’05Devin B. Johnson, MFA’19 Matt Kleberg, MFA’15Yesuk Seo, MFA’16Jason Stopa, MFA’10William T. Williams, BFA’66
The proceeds from artwork sales are shared equally between the artists and our MFA artist award fund.
For more about the exhibition at the Untitled Art Fair:
Pratt Alumni Push the Boundaries of Painting at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach