Inside The Box
Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University
Exhibition Dates: May 23 - August 19, 2011
Contact: Kate Somers
The Bernstein Gallery is pleased to host Inside the Box, a show about using the box, breaking the box and boxing in. MOVIS members Rita Z. Asch, Berendina Buist, John Goodyear, Susan Hockaday, Marsha Levin-Rojer, Frank Magalhaes, Margaret Kennard Johnson, and guest artists, Hans Haacke and Martha Rosler, exhibit photography, mixed media and site-specific works whose connection to the box is nuanced and surprising.
Many of the artists have made site-specific works that directly relate to the specific architecture in the Bernstein Gallery. Playing with the geometry and scale of the box-like exhibition spaces, John Goodyear, Marsha-Levin Rojer, and Margaret Kennard Johnson use the architecture as a vehicle to express their ideas. The shape of the box is inherent in the work of Frank Magalhaes and Hans Haacke. For Berendina Buist, Susan Hockaday, Martha Rosler, and Rita Z. Asch, who presents a sound piece, the connection may seem less obvious. All of the work provokes layered interpretations, both playful and deadly serious.