February 6 - May 8, 2016
Presented by M+T Bank For more than seventy years, Helen Levitt used her camera to capture fresh and unstudied views of everyday life in the streets of New York City. Levitt’s photographs, in both black and white and color, document neighborhood matriarchs on their front stoops, pedestrians negotiating New York’s busy sidewalks, and boisterous children at play. In her work, Levitt successfully captures people of every age, race and class, without attempting to impose social commentary. The exhibition features a range of photographs spanning Levitt’s long career, and includes scenes shot in New York City, New Hampshire and Mexico. Helen Levitt: In the Streetis organized by Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.
February 6 - May 1, 2016
Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk has spent a decade creating a fictional utopian universe that blends science fiction, fantasy and cultural anthropology. In partnership with UVP and Light Work, the Everson presents the latest chapter in Woolfalk’s ongoing narrative including new video and photographic works made while in residency in Syracuse in 2015, as well as previous works that provide an overview of the story to date.
February 17 – May 13, 2018
For over twenty years, Sheila Pepe has constructed large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculpture made out of domestic and industrial fibrous materials. This exhibition, the first mid-career survey of Pepe’s work, examines how the artist often plays with feminist and craft traditions to counter patriarchal notions of recognized or accepted forms of art making. Hot Mess Formalism is organized by the Phoenix Art Museum and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog. Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism is made possible through a grant from The Coby Foundation, Ltd.
January 27 – May 13, 2018
Based in Los Angeles, Edie Fake explores themes of gender, sexuality, and identity through illustration, painting, and comic book design. This exhibition presents a selection of Fake’s meticulously rendered gouache and ink architectural drawings, which focus on facade and ornamentation as a way to understand our bodies, selves, and the importance of the spaces we inhabit.
January 20 – April 29, 2018
This exhibition, the first museum retrospective of American artist Jeff Donaldson (1932-2004), explores four decades of the artist’s career, spanning from his activist roots in Chicago as a founding member of the AfriCOBRA movement to his influence on future generations of artists as a professor at Howard University. Donaldson’s work is an amalgamation of energetic colors, intricate patterns, and African iconography that celebrates the history of African art and the roots of black culture.
September 16 – December 31, 2017
Based in Los Angeles, Suné Woods works in multi-channel video installations, photography, and collage. Presenting intimate vignettes of couples or solitary actions of individuals in two video installations, When a heart scatter, scatter, scatter is a vulnerable exploration of desire, forgiveness, and resilience.
January 16 - March 4, 2018
Love, Peace and Soul focuses on the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, serving as a catalyst for African American artists and musicians to express their voices in the mass media, as well as in their communities. Notable artists of this time include Faith Ringgold, Earnie Barnes, Jeff Donaldson, Emory Douglas, LeRoi Jones and many others.
September 16– December 31, 2017
TR Ericsson uses the story of his mother to present a searing, soft, and complex portrait of post-industrial life in America. "I Was Born To Bring You Into This World" begins as an intimate encounter with an artist’s family archive and becomes a potent opportunity to reflect and scrutinize the trials and tribulations of our own lives.