An overview by Getty curator, Glenn Phillips. Glenn Phillips is Principal Project Specialist and Consulting Curator in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. He is currently a member of the curatorial team for Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A.1945–1980.
Pae White discusses her multi-media practice which includes tapestries, books and other print work, sculptures, the stage curtain for the New Opera House in Oslo, and public buildings for the North Embarcadero redevelopment in San Diego.
During the past decade, Amy Cutler (b. 1974 in Poughkeepsie, New York) has become internationally known for exquisitely detailed narrative works of art. Inspired by stories and images encountered in current events, art history, fairy tales, and personal experiences, Cutler creates exquisitely detailed, enigmatic paintings of women, animals, and hybrid beings involved in fantastic, dreamlike activities.
A number of important developments in the area of video technology from the mid 1960’s to the early 1970’s facilitated artists’ use of the medium during this era and set the groundwork for the development of video’s dominant role in contemporary art practice. Janet Dees, SITE’s Thaw Curatorial Fellow, will discuss the work of some of the artists who pioneered the use of video, and the continued relevance of their experiments and lines of inquiry for artists working in the medium.
Joanne Lefrak, SITE's Education and Catalogue Manager, will contextualize the work of biennial artists Lotte Reiniger, Kara Walker, and Paul Chan through the history of shadows and silhouettes. Touching on subjects such as Victorian silhouette portraiture, Lefrak will shed new light on the shadows and silhouettes of three artists included in The Dissolve.
In their passionate, poetic exchanges, documented in video and other means, McCallum and Tarry, a mixed-race husband and wife team, seek to complicate and overcome the archetypical binary “white man/black woman” in their work. By exploring their relationships to each other, McCallum and Tarry are in fact investigating race in the cultural, historical, and sociopolitical contexts.
The exhibition at SITE Santa Fe, One on One, will feature three works by McCallum and Tarry: Topsy Turvy, Cut, and Exchange.