Things I Might Need
An Exhibition by Shana Agid
on view May 13 – June 18, 2022
Opening reception May 13, 2022 from 5-8p.m.
Things I Might Need brings four artist’s book and relief print projects together to examine power, desire, intimacy, and possibility at interpersonal and social scales. Combining writing, images, and book forms, the works in the exhibition weave together personal stories with narratives derived from archival research and from interviews with practitioners in fields from medicine to baseball to draw out unlikely metaphors and the questions that emerge from them. Using papermaking, letterpress, pressure prints and woodcuts, these pieces tell layered stories of bodies in motion and in space, navigating queerness, perfection, illness, and gender in precarious and shifting conditions. Made over several years, this work explores politics of making provisional, partial sense of regular but confounding experiences – love, grief, nostalgia, violence – as they are experienced and understood through our bodies’ relationships to histories, to land, to other people, and to the systems, large and small, that bring them together.
Call a Wrecking Ball to Make a Window, 2012, Letterpress on Thai Mulberry, letterpress-printed envelope 7 5/8” x 10 1/4” in envelope cover, 22” x 30” open
Shana Agid (he/she/they) is an artist/designer, teacher, and organizer whose work focuses on relationships of power and difference in visual, social, and political cultures. Her books and prints have been exhibited internationally and his artist’s books are in libraries and collections across the United States. She is an Associate Professor of Arts, Media, and Communication at Parsons School of Design.
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Join us for an Artist Talk with Main Gallery exhibitor, Shana Agid! We will be discussing the exhibition, "Things I Might Need" on June 8th, from 6-7pm. This artist talk will be held via Zoom!Artist Talk Registration Form
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