THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

 


WEST GALLERY

Arlene Shechet: All at Once

June 10 – Sept. 7, 2015

Arlene Shechet’s exhilarating, polymorphic sculptures test the limits of color and glaze, creating highly visceral surfaces and painterly effects. This major exhibition features over 150 objects that trace the development of her innovative practice over the past 20 years.    

ALSO COMING TO THE ICA

West Gallery
LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK: BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE 1933–1957

Oct. 10, 2015 Aug. 21, 2016

The first comprehensive U.S. museum exhibition about Black Mountain College, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 shows how the short-lived progressive school became a seminal meeting place for influential artists, musicians, dancers, poets, and thinkers. A wellspring of the avant-garde in America, Black Mountain College continues to have an important influence on art and education today.    

Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall
ETHAN MURROW

July 11, 2015 Aug. 21, 2016

 Ethan Murrow is well known for photorealistic graphite drawings that combine found and invented imagery to form unexpected scenes drenched with humor and irony. At the ICA, Murrow will create a monumental drawing, in Sharpie, on the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall.    

Fotene Demoulas Gallery
ERIN SHIRREFF

August 26 Nov. 29, 2015

Erin Shirreff uses sculpture, digital photography, and video to explore the complex relationship between the camera and art history. Her work focuses on the ways we experience art, and the differences between doing so in person and through reproduced images, which often form the basis of art historical study.   

Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Gallery
MONA HATOUM

August 26 Nov. 29, 2015

 Over the past three decades, Lebanese-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum has explored the fine line between the familiar and the uncanny in her visceral body of work. Through the juxtaposition of contradictory materials, changes of scale, or the introduction of uncharacteristic elements, she infuses commonplace and even banal objects with an element of danger, references to violence, or the capability to produce bodily harm.   

 

 

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