Under Another Name
Jul 17, 2014 - Mar 8, 2015
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  • Dawit L. Petros
    Proposition 1: Mountain, 2007
    Digital photograph
    26 x 34 in.
    The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee  08.15.7

  • Leslie Hewitt 
    Untitled (Epiphany of Circumstance), 2006-08
    Digital chromogenic print 30 × 86 in. (diptych)
    The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee 08.22.1a-b

  • Terry Adkins 
    Magus and Adnachiel, 1988
    Wood and pigment
    38 ¾ × 7 × 11 ¼ in.
    40 × 5 × 15 ¾ in.
    The Studio Museum in Harlem; Gift of Nina and Frank Moore, New York  02.3.1

Under Another Name borrows its title from a line that appears in Renée Green’s letterpress print William Morris. In it, she cites William Morris, a 19th century English artist, writer, textile designer and socialist. In his novel A Dream of John Ball (1888), which Green quotes, he writes: “I men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name…”

Under Another Name considers work in multiple media, focusing on the relationship of various genres and media to one another. Here, ephemeral sculptures are captured as photographs; letterpress prints invoke the aesthetics of video; performances are recorded as drawings; sound is captured in objects; and photographs are abstracted into paintings. Rather than privileging one medium over another, the exhibition looks at their interdependence and what happens when a work is understood through the context of a new medium.

Artists in the exhibition:
Terry Adkins
Renée Green
Leslie Hewitt
Martin Kane
Marlon Mullen
Clifford Owens
Dawit L. Petros
Max Petrus
Stanley Whitney
Hale Woodruff
Beverly Buchanan

Under Another Name is organized by Assistant Curator Thomas J. Lax.

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