Sally Dennison (MFA ’10) in The A.I.R. Gallery 9th Biennial

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What: The A.I.R. Gallery 9th Biennial

Where: A.I.R. Gallery

Address: 111 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO)

When: March 2 – 27, 2011

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 3, 6–9 PM

www.airgallery.org

www.sallydennison.com

Press Release:

The A.I.R. Gallery 9th Biennial
Curated by Alexandra Schwartz
March 2 – 27, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y., MARCH, 2011 – The A.I.R. Gallery 9th Biennial, curated by Alexandra Schwartz, is an exhibition of work by thirty-seven women artists from the United States and abroad of diverse backgrounds. The exhibition will be on view from March 2 to March 27, 2011. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 3, from 6–9 PM.

Works by thirty-seven artists, reflecting a dynamic cross-section of contemporary art, demonstrate that women artists continue to be a major force in the art world. The 9th Biennial builds on the pioneering efforts of A.I.R. Gallery and on more than three decades of showcasing exciting new work by women artists. Works by: Michelle Acuff, Aileen Boyce, Mia Cpodilupo, Won Jung Choi, Sally Dennison, Susan Dessel, Sara DiDonato, Louisa Flannery, Joscelyn Gardner, Pamela Gill, June Glasson, Bang Geul Han, Tai Hwa Han, Callie Hirsch, Einat Imber, Martha Kelshaw, Emily Keyishian, Carole Kunstadt, Marcia Kure, Vivian
Lee, Dana Levy, Jenna Lucente, Natalia Ludmila, Susan Martin Maffei, Samuela Malizia, Meghan McInnis, Susan Mulder, Barbara Page, Vesna Pavlovic, Cecilia Roberts, Suzan Shutan, Alexandria Smith, Xin Song, Julianne Sterling, Ari Tabei, Lauren Marie Taylor, Joo Yeon Woo are included in the exhibition.

Alexandra Schwartz has been appointed the first curator of contemporary art at the Monclair Art Museum in New Jersey. Schwartz has worked in curatorial contexts at the Museum of Modern Art since 2004, most recently as the coordinator of MoMA’s Modern Women’s Project for which she curated “Mind and Matter, Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to now”, a
group exhibition of ten artists. Schwartz also published a book earlier this year entitled “Ed Ruscha’s Los Angeles”, examining Ruscha’s work in relation to the cultural context of its production. She has taught at Columbia University and in the education departments at MoMA and the Whitney Museum.

CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, March 27 from 4pm to 6p. Performance of “Dress for Today #2” by Ari Tabei at 5pm

A.I.R. Gallery is located at 111 Front Street, #228, in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Gallery hours: Wed. – Sun., 11am to 6pm. For directions please see www.airgallery.org. For more information please contact Gallery Director, Kat Griefen at 212-255-6651 or info@airgallery.org

The A.I.R. Gallery 9th Biennial is made possible by funds from the 2010 JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council Inc.

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