Featuring Ann Agee, Romare Bearden, Erik Benson, Ingrid Calame, Rackstraw Downes, Mark Essen, Wayne Gonzales, James Hyde, Mark Innerst, Yvonne Jacquette, Joyce Kozloff, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Moskowitz, Ethan Ryman, Katrin Sigurdardottir, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Alexi Worth, John Zinnser
This group exhibition takes its title from Joni Mitchell’s famous song, Big Yellow Taxi. But unlike Mitchell’s definitive environmental anthem, this show explores the ways in which race, sex and age inform our interactions with our urban environments. Have we paved over paradise or created a vertical heaven? Modern cities are in constant flux, simultaneously idealized and vilified. As technology’s pace accelerates exponentially improving our living standards or interfering with nature’s rhythms, it is clear that each new generation will exist in a city more complex and intense than the last. This multiplicity of experience is reflected in artistic practice.