In response to a culture saturated with devices that distance, digitize and disembody, the artists in Compulsory Measuresembrace repetition and ritual as mindful strategies to ascertain meaning. Bordering on the obsessive, Jorge Benitez, Kristy Deetz, Al Denyer, Joan Elliott, Reni Gower, Steven Pearson, Jennifer Printz, and Tanja Softić provide lifelines for “making sense” out of the chaos entrenched in contemporary society. By utilizing complex systems, intricate patterning, repetitive marking, or minute detail, Compulsory Measures offers revelatory and celebratory works slowly crafted by hand. Organized by Wylie Contemporary, Inc, Virginia.
Artists Jorge Benitez, Kristy Deetz, Al Denyer, Joan Elliott, Reni Gower, Steven Pearson, Jennifer Printz, and Tanja Softić. Artist biographies & statements may be view here.
Size 34, 2-D objects, approximately 150 - 200 running feet. Exhibition may be sized to suit your gallery specifications.
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Shipping One-way, outgoing shipping required. All artworks are packed in museum-quality boxes. FedEx allowed upon approval; art handler/shuttle preferred. Box list available upon request. Quotes may be obtained from Transport Consultant International, Inc. or other agencies that offer climate-controlled ground shipping.
Provided -Artist biographies and statements (e-versions) -Curatorial statement (e-version) -Exhibition catalog (1) -Installation instructions & special hardware -Press packet with high resolution images -Condition report notebook
Additional items - available upon request -Gallery talk / Panel presentation / Workshops by artist(s) -Additional exhibition catalogs may be ordered on Blurb.com
Venue to provide/produce -Wall labels -Art handlers to hang exhibition -Security at all times (guard/gallery attendants during day; alarmed doors & windows at night) -Insurance: onsite & while in transit -Marketing materials and social media content
Fee $1,500 flat rate; due at time of booking. Venue may rent for multiple months depending on exhibition’s availability.
Availability Late May 2020 - Late July 2020 Mid-November 2020 & beyond
Venues Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD | Jan. 31 - Mar. 1, 2019 The Art Museum, SUNY Potsdam, NY | Aug. 26 - Nov. 8, 2019 International Museum of Arts & Science, McAllen, TX | Dec. 22, 2019 - May 3, 2020 Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA | Aug. 27 - Oct. 18, 2020 To book Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book.