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The Art of Captivity

The Center Gallery, Fordham University, Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street, 212-636-6289
Upper West Side
September 22 - October 28, 2010
Reception: Tuesday, October 5, 5 - 8 PM
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The Center Gallery at Fordham University Lincoln Center is pleased to present The Art of Captivity, an exhibition of work by seven contemporary artists chosen by Professor Leonard Cassuto for their diverse and compelling approaches to this theme. Using a range of media, the works depict a variety of struggles set on different stages: physical, psychological, cognitive, sexual, racial, and political.

Common to all forms of captivity are the roles of captor and captive. Questions of responsibility, implications of guilt, and evidence of denial all emerge from this exhibition. A collective understanding of the artists’ interpretations of captivity encourages self-examination and underscores the possibility of finding moments of freedom amidst any condition of restraint.

Artists: Paul Karasik, Fernando Molero, Alyssa Pheobus, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Peter Scott, Kara Walker, and Karen Yama

A panel discussion by the artists will take place following the opening reception on October 5
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