Spirit Rappings: July 1 - August 14
Spirit Rappings: Retelling Stories
This exhibition features collaborations and work by artists Judy Glantzman and Jeffrey Hargrave, Ben Gocker and Helen Macro, telling and retelling familiar stories and history by repurposing imagery and/or objects.
Spirit Rappings is borrowed from a song with the same title published in 1853 describing the Victorian practice of spirit rapping to communicate with spirits, which began in western New York State in the 1840s with the rise of spiritualism. Messages received through a series of knocks or taps were interpreted by a medium (often a woman) and shared as truths. This exhibition asks us to reexamine commonly held truths and reconsider what we hold as valuable.
This exhibition is curated and sponsored by Saratoga Arts and runs alongside Brighten the Corners: Art of the 1990s from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection, sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation.
This exhibition is made possible with the collaboration of Betty Cuningham Gallery & Ethan Cohen Gallery