A group show of manipulated found photographs
Curated by Olivia Huntley and elin o’Hara slavick
The Carrack / 947 E Main Street / Durham, NC / 27701
October 4-21, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, October 5, 7-9:30pm
Gallery Hours: Thursdays-Sundays 11am - 5pm and Wednesdays by appointment
With works by: Ben Alper, Andy Berner, Michael Barefield, Becky Brown, Allison Coleman, Diego Camposeco, Martha Carter, Joy Drury Cox, Meredith Emery, Jon Feinstein, Ashley Florence, Victor Foster, Adrian Garcia, Raymond Goodman, Beth Grabowski, Rachel Greene, Sharon Lee Hart, Brenda Miller Holmes, Peter Hoffman, Olivia Huntley, Michael Itkoff, Ellie Ivanova, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Ann Pegalow Kaplan, Siri Kaur, Michael Keaveney, Angela Kelly, Jasper Lee, Susan Alta Martin, Cathy McLaurin, Lindsay Metivier, Joy Meyer, Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay, Susan Mullally, Annika Nordenskiold, Ashely Oates, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Kelly Popoff, Samprati Prasad, Bill Santen, Leslie Sheryll, Annie Simpson, elin o’Hara slavick, Susanne Slavick, Leah Sobsey, Cindy Steiler, Liz Steketee, Bill Thelen, Hong-An Truong, Amy White, Laura Sharp Wilson
Workshop / Panel
October 7, Sunday, 2-4pm with Michael Keaveney – Transforming the Photographic
October 21, Sunday, 2-4pm
Panel discussion / gallery talk with curators Olivia Huntley and elin o’Hara slavick and local artists in the exhibition, including Ben Alper, Deepan Mukhopadhyay and Ann Pegalow Kaplan
Desire has no history. – Susan Sontag
Anti-Nostalgia is a group exhibition of artists invited to create works utilizing found photographs. Artists explore: our relationship to the photograph as an object; memories and sentimentality; history and the familial; the vernacular and the archive; and alternative and interventionist narratives. A photograph provides both a historical and unattainable reality. Anti-Nostalgia investigates how our attraction to and/or repulsion by found photographs does not come from nostalgia, but comes from a desire to confirm, deny and transform a reality. Theorists argue that nostalgia can be a form of fascism - a longing for a glorified past that leads us down an authoritarian path. Anti-Nostalgia is a topical and critical approach to our current global situation, an attempt to draw attention to the way we read, feel, understand and use imagery in the name of ideology and personal whim.
Shared my curatorial experience with UNLOADED in "DISPLAY OF ARMS: A Roundtable Discussion about the Public Exhibition of Firearms and Their History" in Technology and Culture, published by Johns Hopkins University Press and edited by Jennifer Tucker. In conversation with Glenn Adamson, Jonathan S. Ferguson, Josh Garrett-Davis, Erik Goldstein, Ashley Hlebinsky, and David D. Miller.
The McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University
September 7 – October 26, 2018
Public Reception, Friday, September 7, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk, Friday, September 7, 5 pm
New Immigrant and Refugee Visions screening, 6-7pm
The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University opens the fall season with RESORT, a traveling exhibition of works by Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick. It accompanies Sanctuary, an exhibition of paintings by John Guy Petruzzi. Both shows will be on view in the galleries September 7 – October 26 with an opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 5-7pm. Susanne Slavick and Andrew Ellis Johnson will give a gallery talk on the evening of the reception beginning at 5pm.
In addressing RESORT Slavick and Johnson comment: “Driven or displaced, cut loose or set adrift, or simply seeking safety—all are precarious states of passage. The decision to leave home may be voluntary or involuntary, arising from desperation or anticipation. RESORT, as a title, reflects that duality. To flee is a last resort. The destination is often another shore, literally or figuratively. The shore can also be a place for a benign kind of escape—an actual vacation resort. Some European vacationers have actually watched refugees wash ashore, from vessels both intact and capsized. We have similar scenarios on land at our own borders, worsened by recent separations of children from their families. RESORT explores the intersection of these two worlds—of security and insecurity— and our responses to those caught between them.”
In conjunction with RESORT, there will be several screenings from New Immigrant and Refugee Visions, produced by Community Supported Film. A preview screening will take place on Friday, September 7, 6-7pm. Additional screenings will take place from 12:30 to 1:30pm on September 11,14, 25, 28 and October 9, 12, 23 and 26. New Immigrant and Refugee Visions is a collection of documentary films made by new immigrants that provide unique insider perspectives on both the challenges of integration and the contributions immigrants make to our culture, economy and social fabric.
McDonough galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am until 4pm.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
The Museum is open to the public and admission is free.
Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg PA
August 25 - November 25, 2018
Susanne Slavick will join other artists for gallery talks on Wednesday, September 12 > 5:30-7pm | RSVP
The Cantilever Gallery at The Westmoreland is brimming with contemporary artworks created in a broad range of mediums—painting, sculpture, photography, video, stained glass, installation and mixed media.
While the works themselves explore diverse themes using various techniques and materials, each of the artists in this exhibition share one thing in common—they all teach at one of the numerous colleges and universities in our region.
Artists Who Teach celebrates the incredible talent and broad range of art making in this region today. The 58 artists in this exhibition are all inspiring the next generation of artists by teaching at Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University, Seton Hill University, Saint Vincent College, University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg and Westmoreland County Community College.
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee FL
May 14- July 7, 2018
Reconstruction (Magenta Beirut), 2007, gouache on archival digital print/Hahnemühle paper, 16 x 20 inches.
Construction scene from Building the Great Mosque of Samarkand by Bihzâd or his workshop for the Zafar-Nâmeh by Sharrafuddîn Yadzî. Illuminated late 1480’s. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Curated by Kathy M. Newman and Susanne Slavick
April 6 - June 10. 2018
SPACE, 812 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Maja Bajevic, Nina Beier, Joshua Bienko, Matt Bollinger, Mel Chin, Kathryn Clark, Condé + Beveridge, Jeannette Ehlers, Rayna Fahey, Blake Fall-Conroy, Cao Fei, Claire Fontaine, Coco Fusco, Lungiswa Gqunta, Kilouanji Kia Henda, Ottmar Horl, Alfredo Jaar, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Tavia LaFollette, Christin Lahr, Steve Lambert, Liane Lang, Michael Mallis, Paolo Pedercini, William Powhida, Raqs Media Collective, Erik Ruin, Alex Schaefer, Dread Scott, Elin Slavick, Slinko, Shinique Smith, Jina Valentine, Kirsty Whitlock, and Imin Yeh.
Poster image: Lázaro Saavedra González, Karl Marx, from the Cuban Icon Series, Serigraph, Edition of 50, 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
Artists of the World Unite, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, May 4, 2018
SPACE'S MARX@200 explores the German philosopher and what we can learn from his theories, Pittsburgh City Paper, April 25, 2018
SITE, a group show curated by Dragana Crnjak
Andy Curlow, Andrea Jok, Matthew Kolodzie, Eric LoPresti and Susanne Slavick
Judith Rae Solomon Gallery at Youngstown State Universit in Ohio.
March 26 through April 20, 2018.
RESORT, a video co-created with Andrew Ellis Johnson, is included in:
New Mexico State University Art Gallery
March 12, 2018 from 10am-6pm
A second screening event occurs on April 16, 2018 from 6pm-8:30pm at the CMI Theater Milton Hall 171 on the campus of NMSU. Sponsored by the Gender & Sexuality Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Department, and the Creative Media Institute.
Flatland Gallery, Houston TX
February 12 - March 30, 2018
Organized by JM Design Studio
Image: Susanne Slavick, Asclepius Viridis Wall shows a "wall" of milkweed plants native to the south central and south eastern United States.
These plants attract monarch butterflies, a migratory species that travels over 2500 miles each year. These species allude to freedom of movement-- a more welcoming reception to those seeking refuge, safety, reunification with families, a living wage and a better life.
Co-curated by Edgar Arcenaux.
20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018
My contribution to Gender Tally was an image for Ortega y Gasset Projects.
Unloaded is a nationally traveling multimedia group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States.
Curated by Susanne Slavick, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, the exhibition presents a number of perspectives on the image and impact of guns in contemporary culture, though none endorse them as a means to an end. Works by twenty-two artists and collaboratives touch upon a host of issues surrounding access to and use of firearms across a range of demographic categories.
The artists in Unloaded visualize the power of the gun as icon and instrument. They explore the role that firearms continue to play in our national mythologies, influencing suicide rates, individual and mass murder statistics, incidents of domestic violence, and the militarization of civilian life. Some show the power that guns wield in our daily realities and personal fantasies. Others mourn and resist that power, doing everything they can to take it away, believing there are better ways to resolve conflicts, ensure safety, and keep the peace.