Opener 27
Beverly Semmes: FRP

The Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP) by New York-based artist Beverly Semmes includes drawings, video, ceramics, and illuminated glass forms that are suspended throughout the gallery. At the heart of the exhibition is a collection of works on paper that features rough gestural applications of ink and paint that conceal and reveal the body as depicted in pornographic magazines. As Semmes explains, “Picture a committee of rogue censors responding to the imagery of porn. They blot out the literal; what is left behind and altered now speaks in a different voice.”

The installation will include several new drawings and a recent series of deep red, floor-standing ceramic sculptures that join with the glass works to form an organic, otherworldly scene.

Beverly Semmes: FRP will be on view at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, N.C., from May 24, 2015, to September 6, 2015; and at the Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Iowa, from January 29, 2016, to March 20, 2016.
Exhibition Name
Opener 27
Beverly Semmes: FRP
Exhibition Type
Opener Series
Solo Exhibitions
Place
Malloy Wing
Dates
Jul 05, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Curators
Opener 27: Beverly Semmes — FRP is organized by Dayton Director Ian Berry in collaboration with the artist, Beverly Semmes.
Artists
Beverly Semmes
Student Staff
Victoria Byrnes
Exhibitions Assistant
Rebecca Baruc
Exhibitions Assistant
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Pattern by Madeleine Welsch ’17
Inspired by the exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.