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Faculty Jeanine Oleson featured in The Eccentrics at Sculpture Center, New York

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The Eccentrics

Sanya Kantarovsky, Wrong Currency (Wednesday), 2015. 4 color lithograph and inkjet print on paper, detail. Courtesy the artist, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, and Casey Kaplan, New York.


Featuring: Sanya Kantarovsky, Adriana Lara, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Eduardo Navarro, Jeanine Oleson, Georgia Sagri, Zhou Tao, and Tori Wrånes.

The figure of the “eccentric”—a term for Russian circus performers used in the early 20th century—refers to the clowns, magicians, and acrobats who were the forerunners to the comic actors that inhabited the newly created space of film. A mode of popular entertainment that links ancient and modern technologies, the structural, emotional, and cognitive effects of the circus operate as an abstract framework for this group exhibition and performance program.

The Eccentrics Performance Program: Jeanine Oleson
Tuesday, March 1st, 7pm

Jeanine Oleson will premiere a performance as part of a material investigation in which she handles clay and copper, exploring their properties as constructive and conductive elements, that will also result in a new 3D video and group of sculptures in The Eccentrics. Oleson (born 1974 in Astoria, OR and lives in NYC) has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum (2014) and at Beta-Local in San Juan, PR (2011). She has been included in group exhibitions such as Shared Women at LACE in Los Angeles, CA (2007) and Ridykeulous at Participant, Inc. in NYC (2006).

The Eccentrics performance program extends out of the works on view by four of the exhibiting artists. The performances are all new commissions. Tickets are free but limited and must be reserved in advance at

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