Home sick or sick of home? This international exhibition will present artwork that captures how the tumultuous events of 2020 have shaped personal experiences and artistic practice. Works will be shown that suggest how the phrase “Home Sick” can take on multiple meanings in today’s revolutionary climate. Home Sick will exhibit traditional and contemporary artwork across a wide array of media – painting, photography, drawing, pastels, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, wearable art, sculpture, film, artists’ books, and other new media.
The Art Effect announces the launch of its new international juried exhibition series and pilot youth museum studies program in 2021. Home Sick will be The Art Effect’s inaugural national juried exhibition in its new 3,000-sq-ft gallery at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn in the heart of the City of Poughkeepsie. This exciting exhibition will be on display February 25 – April 1, 2021.
“Home Sick will serve as a core component of a pilot program to put youth in the “driver’s seat” leading exhibitions and programming at the Trolley Barn,” says Executive Director Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt. Youth at The Art Effect developed the exhibition theme to invite artists to capture how the concept of being “home sick” can take on multiple meanings in light of a tumultuous year such as 2020.
Curator Mary-Kay Lombino, Deputy Director and Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, will work closely with The Art Effect youth to juror the show made up of submissions from around the world. ”We’re very excited to have youth work alongside established curators like Mary-Kay to co-create high-quality exhibitions and develop the skills needed to pursue careers in the art museum field” noted Fenichel-Hewitt.
I am thrilled to show “BedTime Story” in this innovative show, and support the young jurrors and experienced curator in their combined efforts.
“BedTime Story” 2018, 12 x 28 x 8.5″, mixed media/artists’ book: book board, repurposed textiles, cloth and fabric, hemp cord, ceramics with beads created by Judy Disman.