Fall 2019 Exhibitions to Open at Zuckerman Museum of Art


KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 1, 2019) — The Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art’s Fall 2019 exhibitions, Painting Who? and Fruitful Labors, open on Saturday, August 24 with a free reception and special programming from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Painting Who? is a small exhibition that focuses on paintings that serve multiple roles. Not quite sculpture, this work stretches—but does not break—the traditional boundaries of painting. Moira Dryer (1957-1992), whose paintings are included in the show, said about her work: “So, the pieces are performers themselves…I see them as alive. I seem them as walking away from the wall. It’s a feeling I have that the work is active, active in our own world, not separate.” Artists featured include Jeff Conefry, Gracie Devito, Moira Dryer, Chris Hood, and Wihro Kim.

The Zuckerman Museum of Art also presents Fruitful Labors, an exhibition that focuses on strategies and tactics for coping. Ranging from the absurd to the essential, these tactics include conversation, repetitive labor, intergenerational storytelling, and healing practices. The featured artwork reflects our innate fear of uncertainty and the unknown while simultaneously valuing the power of belief in the face of struggle. Artists featured include Lenka Clayton, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Shanequa Gay, Stanya Kahn, Michelle Laxalt, Shana Moulton, and Kaitlynn Redell.  

Painting Who? runs from August 24 through December 15, 2019; Fruitful Labors runs from August 24 through November 10, 2019. The free reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on August 24 is open to the public.

Grace Devito's Window at Cafe Loup

Gracie Devito
Window at Café Loup, 2019
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the artist and Tif Sigfrids Gallery, Athens, GA

Kaitlynn Redell's not her(e) (rug)

Kaitlynn Redell
not her(e) (rug), 2016
Digital c-print
Courtesy of the artist, Altadena, CA

The Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art is part of the School of Art and Design in the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University. With over 800 students, the School of Art and Design is the largest unit in the College of the Arts, offering six undergraduate degree programs, three minor programs, and one certificate program. Students share their work in capstone exhibitions in the Fine Arts Satellite Gallery in the Wilson Building. Additional galleries at the Zuckerman Museum of Art include the Malinda Jolley Mortin Gallery, East Galleries, Ruth M. Zuckerman Pavilion, and the Ana F. Henriquez Atrium. To learn more, please visit arts.kennesaw.edu/visual-arts/.