Progeny!
November 17, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Wendy Osserman with newborn Liz Magic Laser rehearsing for Preg. Echo, Loeb Student Center, New York University, 1981. Photo: Otto Berk.

Wendy Osserman with newborn Liz Magic Laser rehearsing for Preg. Echo, Loeb Student Center, New York University, 1981. Photo: Otto Berk.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 6 - 8 PM
Performance by Wendy Osserman at 7 PM*
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th Street, 2nd floor

Artists: Carlos Amorales & Carlos Aguirre, Julian Hoeber & Ditta Baron Hoeber, Liz Magic Laser & Wendy Osserman, David Levine & Anne-Marie Levine, Nandi Loaf & Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre, Rosalind Nashashibi, Jacolby Satterwhite & Patricia Satterwhite, Daniel Terna & Fred Terna, Hank Willis Thomas & Deborah Willis

Curated by: David Levine, Prem Krishnamurthy, and Michelle Levy
Assistant Curator: Meghana Karnik

Progeny! takes as its premise the bilateral relationships of influence, genetics, and interdependence within artistic families. Pairing a group of contemporary artists with their artist-parents, the exhibition questions conventional ideas about creative inheritance. What happens when children inspire their parents? When does the need for autonomy outstrip the demands of heredity? How might unresolved dynamics and suppressed feelings become manifest by presenting artists and their artist-parents together? Informed by therapeutic approaches, the exhibition examines emotional responses and conflicting interpretive modes, opening up the possibility for the show itself to function as a site for reconciliations and communication.

*During the opening reception, Wendy Osserman will perform an update on her solo, "Not Letting Go" (2000) at 7 PM

PRESS RELEASE

Press inquiries: contact Meghana Karnik, Program Manager at meghana@efanyc.org or (212) 563 - 5855 x 229.

Gallery hours: Wed - Sat, 12 - 6 PM
(Closed on Nov 23 - 24, and December 27 - 30, 2017)