On the Body at Gallery 263



Gallery 263 is excited to announce On the Body, a national juried exhibition selected by Ruth Erickson (Associate Curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston). The exhibition is comprised of 30 beautiful, original, and poignant works by 29 artists in a wide variety of media, including oil paint, photography, marble, pastel, cyanotype, bronze, video and more.

The body is a means for experience, an instrument of connection, and an outlet for expression. Several of the artworks in On the Body use the human form as a powerful mechanism of defiance towards perceptions of "normalcy"; They rebel against ageism and body shaming, and spark conversations of race and gender (Bags, Bertman, Feldman-Emison, Jamezie, Romeo, Wells). Many bare the body as both form and subject, honing in on delicate details and analyzing architectural shapes (Lyons, Marksteiner, Sobelson, Zabarsky). Some artists have bravely exposed their subject(s)' physical and psychological spaces, prompting the viewer to explore, discover clues, and develop insight (Anderson, Ferreira, Siegelman, Thompson, Ware). Others estrange the body by duplicating or exaggerating (Bingham, Sullivan, Volinksy), elegantly hiding the form within technique or surroundings (Perez, Rosenthal), that sometimes approach the surreal (Dorgan, Du). Inspiration also hails from Classical Western antiquity, including Greco-Roman sculpture (Freeman, Morse), and the pedestal itself (Hyde). Those pieces that depict movement perfectly match the captured position's tone to the work's composition (Beault, Carlisle, Chung, Cseko). As a group, On the Body gives rise to humility by reflecting versions of ourselves that inspire wonder – though skin, hair, muscle and bone are the most familiar subjects of all.

Gallery 263 offers our deepest thanks and appreciation to Ruth Erickson, for her skillful eye in selecting the work for this exhibition. Ruth Erickson is Associate Curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. She recently opened two exhibitions at the ICA; Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957, as well as The Birthday Party, featuring Iranian artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian. She is currently working on a survey of Mark Dion's work for 2017. From 2004-2007, she was curator at BCA Center in Burlington, VT, and she received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania.

On the Body features work by the following artists:

Erin Anderson / Old Bags / Louisa Bertman / Tanmaya Bingham / Douglas Breault / Ross Carlisle / Nina Chung / Julia Cseko / Sam Dorgan / Kewei Du / Chloë Feldman Emison / Christopher Ferreria / Nicholas Freeman / Jamezie / Rook Hyde / Gray Lyons / Erica Marksteiner / Evan Morse / Veronica Perez / Steven Romeo / Karin Rosenthal / Robert Siegelman / Joel Sobelson / Brendan Sullivan / Kristine Thompson / Rebecca Volinsky / Ginger Ware / Taryn Wells / Kalman Zabarsky

Juried by Ruth Erickson (Associate Curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston)

February 11-March 12, 2016
Opening Reception: February 12, 2016, 7-9pm

Gallery 263, 263 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA

Gallery 263



Alter + Combine at Michigan State University

The artwork in Alter + Combine represents a wide range of media that explores the open-ended possibilities associated with an additive or subtractive action. By juxtaposing fragments of images, objects, ideas, and forms this exhibition features work that could be described as collage, assemblage, or any form of abstraction. This exhibition is the result of a national call for work and includes artists from 19 US States.

Artists featured in Alter + Combine are linked through the act of transformation. Ideas and forms have been disassembled and rearranged to produce a broad range of aesthetic and conceptual solutions. The artists in this exhibition seek out the boundaries between a fictitious narrative and history, memory and perceived experience, and abstraction and realism to form intrinsic results. Repetition searches for clarity, as layered compositions hide forms to reveal recurring motifs. Converging, These works produce an ongoing exchange, inviting the viewer to discover connections, produced by vicinity.

Curated by Jacquelynn Sullivan

January 22 – February 21, 2016
Opening Reception January, 22, 2016

(Scene) Metrospace, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

(Scene) Metrospace


This Mortis exhibition at Health Care Gallery


October 16-December 15, 2015
Opening reception: October 16, 7-10 pm

3488 Brentwood Drive. Baton Rouge, LA

The Health Care Gallery


New work in Faculty Exhibition at Foster Gallery, LSU

October 20-November 21, 2014
Closing reception: November 21, 6-8pm

111 Foster Hall, LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Saturday noon-4pm



solo show, still beneath the surface, at Commonwealth & Council


July 13-August 3, 2013
Opening reception: July 13, 8-11pm

3006 W. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005

Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6pm



Contested Destination at the Armory Center for the Arts

Contested Destination features photography, drawings, and video by six artists – Gina
Osterloh, Betsy Lin Seder, Jeannie Simms, Gabie Strong, Kristine Thompson, and Carrie
Yury. All of the artists are former students of artist Connie Samaras, a professor at University
of California, Irvine, whose exhibition Tales of Tomorrow is currently on display in Armory's
Caldwell Gallery. Contested Destination has been organized by Armory chief curator Irene Tsatsos.

The exhibition is an evocative look at ideas of precedents and homage, an alternatively organized
matrix of time, and what Donna Haraway calls "reinscribed history," all through the lens of artworks
that evoke performance and performativity.

Curated by Irene Tsatsos


April 27-June 23, 2013
Opening reception: April 27, 7-9pm

Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA



& review issue 3: ghosts

We came back to say: Ghosts are paradoxes, in-between things that are missing
and things that are here: remnants, memories, traces, a breeze on the back of your neck.




After Image

Group exhibition with Lucas & Jason Ajemian, Alessandro Bosetti,
Patrick Cadenhead, Keren Cytter, Caitlin Denny, Nic Djandji, Joseph Ernst,
Claire L. Evans, Martijn Hendriks, Matt Lipps, Gareth Long, Rashaad Newsome,
Alee Peoples, Kristine Thompson, Wu Ingrid Tsang.

Curated by Jamillah James

January 29-March 27, 2010
Opening reception: January 29, 6-9pm

School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland



Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Curated by John Souza


Hommage An Eine Anonyme Linie,
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany
Raum 3.05
January 31-February 3, 2008