EXHIBITION ON VIEW
Dec 2nd, 2021 — January 31st, 2022
MEMBERS' MUSINGS: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
Join us for the twelfth annual member exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture with guest curator Sherman Fleming. Each year this exhibition welcomes a new voice to curate members’ work, showcasing the diversity of the organization’s membership through their varied artistic creations and unique inspirations.
The theme for the twelfth Members’ Musings, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” is inspired by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr. Perhaps there is no more suitable proverb for 2021 than this one. How many instances can we point to that express this proverb? Do Instagram, Facebook, or, for that matter, DMs and Zoom bring us closer together or emphasize our distance? The phrase can be interpreted visually in a myriad of ways with examples ranging from M.C. Escher’s tessellations and the banal desktop drinking bird to the iconic Moebius strip tend to evoke this theme.
The juror for this year’s juried exhibition is curator, artist and educator, Sherman Fleming. Fleming curated the Art Ability program and juried exhibition at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, Pennsylvania from 2013 – 2018. He was the artist-in-residence at Rush Arts Philly in partnership with the African American Museum in Philadelphia and is a recipient of the Franklin Furnace grant. Fleming has exhibited extensively, and his performance work has been featured in the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, which toured museums such as Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN. In 2019 Fleming premiered GLEAN, a performance commissioned by the Barnes Foundation.