Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Gloves Off

(Main Gallery/Second Floor)

June 30 - September 9, 2017

Bringing together recent video, sculpture, and photography, Rafferty furthers her ongoing fascination with domesticity, the body, consumer culture, fashion, violence, and stand-up comedy in a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary culture on the edge. Organized by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and curated by scholar and independent curator Andrew Ingall, Gloves Off is Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s first comprehensive United States solo exhibition. The exhibition will open at the Dorsky in January 2017 and then travel to the University Art Museum where Rafferty will present a new site-determined installation.

An illustrated catalogue, co-published by the Samuel Dorsky Museum and University Art Museum, will include an essay by exhibition curator Andrew Ingall, an essay by UAM curator Corinna Ripps Schaming, and an interview with Sara Greenberger Rafferty by Editor in Chief of The Third Rail, Jonathan Thomas.

Sara Greenberger Rafferty received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005. She has exhibited solo projects at The Kitchen, New York, MoMA PS1, New York, and The Suburban, Illinois. She has participated in many group shows at venues such as the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase; Gagosian Gallery, New York; and the Jewish Museum, New York; and was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Funding for this exhibition has been provided by UAlbany’s Office of the President and Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, and University Auxiliary Services (UAS). Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Gloves Off is organized by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz, curated by Andrew Ingall, and funded by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency grant. Gloves Off Reader, a site-determined installation will be featured at University Art Museum.


Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Dress, 2016
Acrylic polymer and inkjet prints on
acetate on Plexiglas, and hardware
50 x 18 x ½ inches, irregular