The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
is pleased to present The 2012 Visiting Curator Exhibition:
Linda Lopez & Joanna Platt:
Curated by Jenny Moore
May 29, 2012- June 22, 2012
Reception: Thursday, May 31, 5 – 7 PM
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)
237 S. 18th Street, The Barclay, 3rd Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours: Monday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm
It’s always exciting to discover new artists, artists who are working in a new way and thinking of things differently. From the many talented artists whose submissions I reviewed for CFEVA’s Visiting Curator Program, I was drawn to the work of Linda Lopez and Joanna Platt for a variety of reasons. In the work of both artists, objects take on an active role, pulling the viewer into a kind of alternate universe. Lopez’s sculptures appear to have a rich interior life, a fully developed physical and psychological sense of being. They have personality and, in their installation, develop compelling relationships with the space around them. Platt creates drawings and sculptural incursions with electrical devices that seem to have suddenly sprung to life, breaking out of an imposed linearity as if to reveal their personal hopes and dreams through tiny moving pictures. They too interact with their environment, like scandent vines searching for the footings that give them shape.Great art helps me look at things in a way I never have before. The work of Lopez and Platt intrigues me, making me reconsider the world around me with humor and wonderment. Jenny Moore, 2012
Jenny Moore is Assistant Curator at the New Museum, where her first exhibition Charles Atlas: Joints Array was presented in 2011. In 2010, she was Assistant Curator for “10,000 Lives,” the 8th Gwangju Biennale with Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni. Moore was Project Curator for The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York from 2005 to 2010 where she directed the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.
The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Founded in 1977, the New Museum was conceived as a center for exhibitions, information and documentation about living artists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding, dedicated building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of ongoing experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.