Upcoming Exhibitions

Path to Paradise  | Sultana’s Dream | “The 613”


The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art

February 16–May 24, 2020

The Path to Paradise is the first survey and major scholarly assessment of this groundbreaking artist’s 37-year career. Organized by the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, the exhibition will be on view in Rochester from February 15 through May 24, 2020, after which it will travel to two additional venues in the United States. Drawn from both private and institutional collections, The Path to Paradise will feature approximately 45 of Judith Schaechter’s stained-glass panels along with a selection of related drawings and process materials.

shown: Judith Schaechter, The Battle of Carnival and Lent, (detail) 2010-2011, stained, engraved and painted glass.

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Chitra Ganesh: Sultana’s Dream

February 28–June 14, 2020

The Condition of Womanhood

Chitra Ganesh: Sultana’s Dream is an exhibition of Ganesh’s 2018 portfolio of 27 linocuts. The project Sultana’s Dream was inspired by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s early 20th-century story of the same title; the prints—all black linocuts on tan paper—both illustrate elements of the text and use its imagery and themes to explore urgent topics of the political present.

Shown left: The Condition of Womanhood
Plate 1 from Sultana’s Dream, 2018 by Chitra Ganesh (American, b. 1975). Linocut.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Lewis and Marion Stratton Gould Fund, by exchange, and funds from deaccessioning, MAG 2019.12.3

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“The 613” – Archie Rand

June 14–September 20, 2020

“The 613” challenges commonly held distinctions between abstraction and representation. By linking the Bible’s commandments with oftentimes seemingly unrelated pictures, Rand undermines how people usually expect words and images to function when they are juxtaposed with each other. His loose, pulp fiction-inspired, almost cartoon-like painterly style is as irreverent to the history of painting as it is to the religious traditions it purports to document. The complexity of it all encourages an investigation of both systems of knowledge, that of art history and of Judaism, and demands an engaged viewing on the part of its audience. “The 613” is fundamentally a study of how meaning is made.