Join us for a virtual artist talk with Marisa Williamson and Tori Cherry on Thursday, October 28 at 7:30PM EST. Marisa's work is on view this month in Situated Knowledge this month at New City Arts' Welcome Gallery, and Tori's work will be on view in November at Welcome Gallery. Registration is required for this free, virtual event. Register here.
For Situated Knowledge at New City Arts' Welcome Gallery in October 2021, Marisa created Unsettling Grounds (Monument). Williamson’s sculpture is a plinth of air-dried clay. It supports a bed with a garden growing out of it. A version was installed once in 2018 on the Downtown Mall, again in 2019 outside the University Cemetery, and in a handful of galleries, always changing to better embody an elusive subject: the foremother. Over several years, Williamson has channeled the persona of Sally Hemings in her performance and multimedia work. This iteration features speculative artifacts specific to this site, Main Street, where Hemings likely spent her final years. The artifacts can be further activated using augmented reality.
At this virtual artist talk on Oct 28, Marisa will introduce her work in this exhibition, which will be followed by a conversation with Tori Cherry and audience Q/A.
ABOUT MARISA WILLIAMSON
Marisa Williamson is a project-based artist who works in video, image-making, installation and performance. She has produced site-specific works at Storm King Art Center (2016), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2016), and SPACES Cleveland (2019), and by commission from Monument Lab Philadelphia (2017), and the National Park Service (2019). Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Artpoetica, SOHO20, and BRIC in Brooklyn, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Mana Contemporary Chicago, Human Resources (LA), and Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato and Stefania Miscetti gallery in and Rome, Italy. Williamson has been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation, Rema Hort Mann Foundation and the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. She was a participant in the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2012 and the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in 2014-2015. Williamson holds a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from CalArts.
ABOUT TORI CHERRY
Tori Cherry is an artist based in Charlottesville, VA. She is a 2021-2022 Aunspaugh Fifth-Year Fellow at the University of Virginia (CLAS’21). Her paintings and drawings serve as sites for personal documentation, reflection, and connection. Through portraiture and still life inspired by her loved ones, her surroundings, and herself, she highlights the paradoxical uniqueness and universality of experience. More recently, her work explores the relationship between figure and space and how that interaction manifests in embodied idiosyncrasies.
Situated Knowledge is presented by The FUNd at CACF and sponsored by Lisa M. Draine.