Zoë Charlton, Wesley Clark, Graham Collins, Madeleine Dietz, Hasan Elahi, Alfonso Fernandez, Ben Marcin, Rania Matar, Christos Palios, Beverly McIver, John Ruppert, Annette Sauermann, Colin Van Winkle, Costas Varotsos and Diane Victor
C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to announce its 40th annual Summer exhibition. Encompassing both floors, Summer ’17 continues the gallery’s traditional presentation of a preview of upcoming programming alongside a robust selection of current work by gallery artists.
On the main floor, the gallery welcomes Wesley Clark, Zoë Charlton and 2016 Sondheim finalist Christos Palios to its exhibition program, alongside a wide-ranging cadre of artists whose painting, drawing, photography and sculpture seeks to document our current state of affairs. Many of these works challenge and provoke cultural scripts, often presenting intimate experiences of broad sociopolitical realities. These works chart the subject’s resilience against infrastructure and where personal identity intersects with the state, engaging with beauty and waste, surveillance and candid portraiture, heritage and presence.
The gallery’s project space presents a focused spotlight on contemporary sculpture and wall-works, pairing pieces by longstanding gallery artists with recent work by emerging additions to the program. This compact survey interrogates form, craft, and the aesthetic manipulation of industrial material, rounding out Summer ’17’s commitment to an engagement with the conditions of contemporary art and our position in a summer of global change.