The ARTISTS OUT LOUD! online exhibition series looks back on the Museum’s exhibiting artists whose work foregrounds issues of race, subjectivity, community, and social unrest. Taking on new meaning and resonance today, the series includes three artist exhibitions that distinctly define our present and are now part of a larger historical context.
The Museum's online exhibition platform can serve as a unique resource to the University at Albany and outside faculty teaching on subjects and topics raised by the artists. Please contact us for more information on how the presentations can be integrated into your curriculum.
Dave McKenzie: An Intermission (2017) features the artist’s then newly conceived project in the form of translucent banners. Based on archival and contemporary sources, the banners occupied a space within the museum to publicly address the rereading and reinterpretation of images in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
Shane Aslan Selzer: Social Action Archive: University Libraries, University at Albany, SUNY (2015) gives a pictorial shape to a history of social action at the University at Albany with a stream of manipulated black-and-white images culled from the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany. Featured alongside the project are excerpts of Selzer's book What We Want Is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art (SUNY Press 2014).
Blue Plastic Bubbles: Paintings by Lamar Peterson (2014) is an exhibition of paintings, works on paper, and mixed-media collage that portray representations of blackness and the black suburban everyman undercut by calamity, mania, and violence. Sourcing imagery from popular culture, fairytales, canonical art history, comic books, and science fiction, Peterson interrogates the American Dream as he comments on its construct and biases.