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Usable Pasts

144 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
July 15th, 2010 - October 24th, 2010

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.studiomuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
EMAIL:  
pr@studiomuseum.org
PHONE:  
212.864.4500
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Fri 12-9; Sat 10-6; Sun 12-6
TAGS:  
photography, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

In this year’s installment of the much-anticipated Artist-in-Residence exhibition, Mequitta Ahuja (b. 1976), Lauren Kelley (b. 1975) and Valerie Piraino (b. 1981) present diverse projects in a range of media, which together address the construction of history and memory. Ahuja makes lush paintings in which mythological warriors and demigods move between landscape, self-portraiture and abstraction; Kelley crafts stop-motion animations, photographs and sculptural installations that speak to notions of material and emotional excess; Piraino repurposes family artifacts to create installations drawing attention to the metaphorical frames that shape experience and memory.