SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery 2014 Annual Juried Exhibition
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SOHO2O Chelsea Gallery is a non-profit artist-run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists through gallery exhibition and public programming since 1973.
In a recent review of unfinished European paintings in the Met’s collection, Roberta Smith expresses how such works “… can bring us closer to understanding the mysterious process of painting, and indeed, to painting’s future.” SOHO20 Gallery invites artists practicing in any medium, from painting and sculpture to architecture and design, to submit entries inspired by the idea of a work “under construction.” The precision of a line or the articulation of a figure in a finished work often first begins as a stream of consciousness, a circling of squares, and a squelching of the internal editor. Rather than a sleek surface, work that illustrates process, or is in a state of in-progress, can be more revealing. What do the words ‘finished’ and ‘unfinished’ mean? Can a work of art be under constructed?
SOHO20 will provide promotional marketing support, including post card invitations, and will feature the presenting artists on the gallery website. The gallery will organize an opening reception, to take place on Thursday July 24, which is free and open to the public. Artists are responsible for delivery of artwork to and from the gallery within a designated time frame.
JUROR: Sharon Matt Atkins, Managing Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum
Sharon Matt Atkins joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2009 as Managing Curator of Exhibitions. She is the co-organizer of GO: a community-curated open studio project, during which Brooklyn-based artists opened their studios to the community in order to be nominated for inclusion in a group exhibition held at the Museum. Prior to her move to Brooklyn, Atkins had been the Assistant Curator at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. Previously she was a Research Assistant in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and worked at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A graduate of Iowa State University, Atkins received an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she also taught art history and writing courses.
EXHIBITION DATE: July 22 – August 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday July 24, 6-8pm
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday May 23, midnight
TO APPLY: Fill out the online form here: http://soho20gallery.com/under-construction-2014/