THE EXHIBITIONISTS (women's art salon)
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July 11 - August 22, 2003
Opening Night Celebration with Performances on July 11th, 2003 @ 7:30pm
Visual Arts Installations will remain through August 22nd, 2003
Naked Duck Gallery 66 Jackson Street (X-street: Lorimer), Williamsburg [Brooklyn]

The Exhibitionists Women's Art Salon presents Exquisite: An Experiment in Collaborative Curating for their upcoming group exhibition at the Naked Duck Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Twelve members of the Exhibitionists will spend several weeks creating and assembling artworks that develop connections among women artists who work in different ways. The artists will divide Naked Duck's space among themselves to present their work. The spaces will be given at random and each artist must assess and incorporate elements from the work created by the other artists' surrounding them. The project will evoke a literal dialogue among the artists, and result in an organic, communal show. The final culmination will include painting, photography, sculpture, installation, digital media, writing and performance.

Reminiscent of the Surrealists' cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse) process — a process that led to strange, unpredictable, sometimes grotesque results — Exquisite connects the divergent voices and styles of twelve artists, writers and performers. The featured Exhibitionists will link arbitrary creative elements, not by connecting lines from the previous participant, but by applying the same instinct to the curatorial process and the collaborative nature of the group show. The results of this experimental exhibition will be as unpredictable as the drawings and poems made by the Surrealists.


Painting: Emily Bicht, Robyn Desposito, Fay Ku, Christa Toole
Drawing: Ann B. Murphy
Photography: Jen Deaderick, Hillary Harvey, Nikki Johnson, Amy Tamayo
Sculpture: Jen Laskey, Soos Packard, Brynna Tucker

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