Mei Ling Hom
J. J. McCracken
Permaganic Eco Garden
Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Bonnie Ora Sherk
Susan Leibovitz Steinman
Featuring a real working farm within the gallery, a farm stand in the museum lobby, sculptures used for farming, videos and other installations, 'Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses and Abandoned Lots' presents farming as art through a wide variety of approaches. 'Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography' examines the central role of photography in Warhol's art - its relationship to his portrait painting and documentation of the artist's social life.
Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses and Abandoned Lots
Curated by Sue Spaid, this exhibition addresses farming as both activism and art form.
The show builds on eco-conscious exhibitions the CAC has spearheaded in the past--including The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life, Ecovention and Beyond Green--and puts into context the nearly 40 year phenomena of farming as art. Featuring a real working farm within the gallery, a farm stand in the museum lobby, sculptures used for farming, videos and other installations, Green Acres presents farming as art through a wide variety of approaches. Another key component to the exhibition will be the satellite projects throughout the community.
Artists include: Kim Abeles, Agnes Denes, Dan Devine, Field Faring, Futurefarmers, Anya Gallaccio, Avital Geva, Lonnie Graham, Harrison Studio, Mei Ling Hom, Homeadow Song, Patricia Johanson, Sakarin Krue-On, J. J. McCracken, Matthew Moore, N55, Permaganic Eco Garden, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Bonnie Ora Sherk, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Tattfoo Tan, Shannon Young
Green Acres is made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award and exhibition sponsors Legg Mason Investment Counsel; Jen & John Stein; ArtsWave Corporate Partner: Duke Energy Corporation.
Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography
Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography is a groundbreaking exhibition co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center and the Rose Art Museum devoted to Andy Warhol’s use of photography as source material. It examines the central role of photography in Warhol’s art—its relationship to his portrait painting and documentation of the artist’s social life.
Warhol has been crowned the “Prince of Pop Art” for introducing iconic images of commercial products and glamour stars, such as Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe, into the lexicon of art. His transformation of art by appropriating the photographic image from mass media marked a significant shift in our cultural history. Warhol’s Pop Art images have largely defined the perception of the artist; however, until the Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, the vast extent of Warhol’s photographic output was relatively unknown and little studied. The exhibition will feature images of icons such as Elizabeth Taylor, Gianni Versace, Cheryl Tiegs and Jackie Kennedy. Image Machine: Andy Warhol & Photography also features a recreation of the Contemporary Arts Center’s famous 1966 Warhol exhibition, Holy Cow! Silver Clouds!! Holy Cow!.
Image Machine: Andy Warhol & Photography is a corner stone of —a region-wide celebration of photography that will span over fifty locations—during the entire month of October, 2012.
A new catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
A special thanks to: Mrs. Alice F. Weston; U. S. Bank; Jen & John Stein; ArtsWave Corporate Partner: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Image: Andy Warhol, Cheryl Tiegs, 1984. Polacolor ER, 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Opening Celebration: September 21st, 2012 8:00 PM through 11:00 PM. CURATOR'S TALK 7pm
Contemporary Arts Center
44 East Sixth Street • Cincinnati, Ohio • 45202
Monday: 10 am – 9 pm (FREE after 5 pm, thanks to Macy's*)
Tuesday: Closed (CAC STORE is open 11 am-6 pm)
Wednesday - Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
The CAC is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Educators, Seniors (60+) & Students: $5.50
Members and Children under 5: FREE
*Admission is FREE on Monday nights 5–9pm, thanks to Macy’s