Hunter East Harlem Gallery Exhibition About Dominoes, SPOTS, DOTS, PIPS, TILES
José Bento, Papo Colo, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Donald Evans, Radamés "Juni" Figueroa, Sarah Hotchkiss, Glendalys Medina, Rodolfo Peraza, Kenny Rivero, Betye Saar, Edra Soto & Dan Sullivan, Donald Sultan, Tafa, Ana Maria Tavares, Talwst, Erika Verzutti, Nari Ward, Lawrence Weiner
Curated by Arden Sherman and María Elena Ortiz
You're invited to the opening reception:
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6-9PM at Hunter East Harlem Gallery
Hunter East Harlem Gallery at Hunter College is pleased to present the exhibition, Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An exhibition about dominoes. The group exhibition examines how artists have approached the game of dominoes-its history, community, strategy, and aesthetics-as metaphor and practice. The show features over 20 international contemporary artists working in a variety of media, including painting, mixed-media, sculpture, installation, and video.
Carlos Ortiz, South Bronx, 1970s. Image courtesy of Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.
Inside the gallery, visitors will encounter a documentary section containing over two dozen historical and contemporary photographs and ephemera from around the world, underscoring the breadth of the game internationally.
Directly influenced by the neighborhood of East Harlem where the game of dominoes is heavily played, Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles is threaded with examples of artists addressing the complexities of dominoes as a game and a symbol for community, aesthetic inspiration, and theory for international relationships. The exhibition will have complementary public programming, please visit our website for more information: HUNTER EAST HARLEM GALLERY.
Artists included in documentary section:
ADÁL, Charlotte Amalie, Gerry Balding, Ian Berry, Carsten ten Brink, Luis Carle, Adam Cohn, Dottie Day, Master Sgt. Laura K. Deckman, Jack Delano, Mubarak Fahad, Mingo Hagen, Paul Keller, Liralen Li, Nate Marvin, Susan Meiselas, Maria de las Mercedes, Bo Nielsen, Kyoko Nishimoto, Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott, Carlos Ortiz, Edwin Rosskam, Justin Schier, Marion Post Wolcott, Patrick Zachmann, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College and more.