Overlap - Life Tapestries
October 24 - December 14th
Opening Reception: October 24, 6-8 pm 

Rejection, Reject, Re..., 2014-2016, Archival paper, museum board, resin, acrylic, metal leaf, polyurethane and colored wax, 38 various sizes: Overall installation 119"h x 179"w x 9"d
Curated by Vida Sabbaghi, Founder and Executive Director of COPE NYC, guest curator at Queens Museum, and through COPE NYC, a special projects partner with Queens Museum. Overlap - Life Tapestries, group exhibition, imaginatively recreates the narratives surrounding women and the art they produce, while mapping the overlapping relationships in their personal and public lives. This exhibit explores how these artists are affected by the intersection of gender, race, and class discrimination.

ARTTALKS:  Overlap: Full Circle 
Sunday, Nov. 10th, 3-5pm RSVP

Art becomes pedagogical when guided encounters with the art generate ideas, reflection, critique, questions, and dialogue. Feminist art educator Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd weaves together the conversations inspired by the art in the Overlap exhibition into a curation of provocations that attend to the warp and weft of intersectionality. The life tapestries, at times, unravel into unexpected threads from the design of the curricular encounters with the art. Keifer-Boyd, Professor of Art Education and Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies at Penn State, presents her facilitation of collaboratively created virtual reality immersive experiences, which participants can experience first-hand with virtual reality headsets for new insights about the art by feminist artists in the Overlap exhibition.

About Karen Keifer-Boyd:
Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D., is professor of art education and women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Penn State. She is past president of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Women’s Caucus (2012-2014) and 2012 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria. She is co-founder and editor of Visual Culture & Gender. She has been honored with research, leadership, and teaching awards including two Fulbright Awards (2006 Finland; 2012 Austria). Her writings on feminist pedagogy, visual culture, inclusion, cyberart activism, transcultural dialogue, and social justice arts-based research are in numerous publications and translated into several languages. She co-authored the following books: Including Difference: A Communitarian Approach to Art Education in the Least Restrictive Environment (NAEA, 2013); InCITE, InSIGHT, InSITE (NAEA, 2008); Engaging Visual Culture (Davis, 2007); co-edited Real-World Readings in Art Education: Things Your Professors Never Told You (Falmer, 2000); and served as editor of the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education and guest editor for Visual Arts Research. In her chapter "Creativity, Disability, Diversity and Inclusion" in the Handbook of Arts Education and Special Education (Routledge, 2018), she draws on Disabilities Studies theory and practices that change attitudes and environments to create an inclusive world of difference.
About Vida Sabbaghi:
Vida Sabbaghi is an arts educator, curator, and cultural producer. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute where she studied Industrial Design; Theory, Criticism, and History of Art; and Design, and Architecture. She earned her Master’s in Art & Design Education, and graduated with distinction. She is the recipient of The Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Certificate of Excellence Award for Outstanding Merit in Graduate Art Education. 

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Artwork by Arlene Rush "Where Liberty Dwells", 2019, Metal, wood, plastic, resin, metal leaf, velvet, tassels, fabric, stickers, lettering, plaster, acrylic, rhinestones, epoxy, wax, polyurethane, carpet, rubber, brass and shredded $1 bills