The Future of Work

Sammy Chong

Sammy Chong

“The Future of Work” is a topic of current utopian and dystopian speculation with the evolution of new technologies and the freelance economy. Through painting, sculpture, and collaborative works, each artist approaches the theme through a different lens. Cody Justus’ notes on canvas play with the internal struggle of working in the studio. Heather Kaplow’s Tools of the Trade is a rotating display of an object that one may never guess is part of an artist’s creative process. Andrew Fish’s paintings look both inward and outward as abstract figures try to find their way, dissolving in and out of washy backgrounds often bathed in the glow of a computer or iPhone screen. All artists in the exhibition question which work we value and provide an opportunity to reflect on where we stand in today’s shifting landscape.

Exhibition dates: October 7 , 2017 – January 6, 2018
Opening Reception: October 25, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Artists in the exhibition:
Paul Belenky, Sammy Chong, Andrew Fish, Yetti Frenkel, Cody Justus, Heather Kapplow, Michael MacMahon, Warren Stred


About the guest curator:

Joshua Fischer is an independent curator and writer living in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He recently moved from Houston, Texas, where he worked at Rice University Art Gallery and curated site-specific installations by Jonathan Schipper, Thorsten Brinkmann, Yusuke Asai, Andrea Dezso, Ana Serrano, and Yasuaki Onishi. He organized with Rice Gallery director, Kimberly Davenport, twenty-four additional commissions, including installations by Dinh Q. Lê, Joel Shapiro, Sarah Oppenheimer, and El Anatsui. He has published exhibition reviews and articles in Glasstire, an online art magazine covering visual art in Texas and Southern California. He currently contributes to Big Red & Shiny, an online publication focusing on the Boston and greater New England arts.

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