Traveling Exhibitions

Personal to Political: 

Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press

2018-2021 National Tour

There is no singular way to address the conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. The artists of Personal to Political capture the personal narratives and political battles of African American artists across the country, reflecting a collective experience expressed in uniquely individual ways. In addition to numerous prints from Paulson Fontaine Press, this show includes paintings, sculptures, and quilts that include both narrative and abstract imagery. Paulson Fontaine Press has a long tradition of supporting both established and under-represented artists who, in their studio practice, work in a broad reach of media and conceptual approaches. 

artists include: 

Edgar Arceneaux, Radcliffe Bailey, McArthur Binion, Gee's Bend Quilters (Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Bennett, Loretta Pettway), Lonnie Holley, David Huffman, Samuel Levi Jones, Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, Gary Simmons, Lava Thomas.

Additional images and info about the exhibition HERE

exhibition schedule:

Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
September 1 - November 25, 2018

Gallery 360 at Northeastern University, Boston, MA
January 16 - March 17, 2019

Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM
May 10 - July 20, 2019

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona FL 
August 31 - October 27, 2019

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI
November 23 - April 5, 2020

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN 
May 7 - August 2, 2020

Art Museum of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 
August 29 -December 13, 2020

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC
February 4 - May 30, 2021

DeVos Art Museum, North Michigan University, Marquette, MI
August 16 - October 31, 2021



Cut Up/Cut Out

2017-2020 National Tour

Cut Up/Cut Out features approximately 100, 2-D and 3-D works by a dynamic roster of national and international artists who explore the practice of “cutting” in various ways – from cut paper to plastic to metal.

The art of cutting paper dates back thousands of years, with early artworks coming from 6th Century China. The artists of Cut Up/Cut Out explore the many methods of decorative piercing and cutting, but extend their media to include paper, cloth, metal, wood, rubber and much more. The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The artist might retain the plane of the surface and incise it to create lace-like imagery, or use thousands of intricately cut pieces to build a sculptural object or atmosphere. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing. 

artists include:

James Allen, Ana Bidart, Lucrezia Bieler, Tord Boontje, Nathalie Boutté, Claire Brewster, Robert Brinker, Rogan Brown, Sarah Burgess, Michael Buscemi, Charles Clary, Adriane Colburn, Wim Delvoye, Lorenzo Durán, Mounir Fatmi, Hillary Waters Fayle, Adam Feibelman, Carmen Lomas Garza, Margaret Griffith, Mayumi Hamanaka, Adriene Heloise, Meg Hitchcock, Justine Khamara, Kyong Ae Kim, Will Kurtz, Lauren Kussro, Cal Lane, Bovey Lee, Simone Lourenço, Karen Margolis, Chris Natrop, Amy Oates, Francesca Pastine, Irène Pijoan, Nikki Rosato, Donna Ruff, Rob Ryan, Lyndi Sales,  Gabriel Schama, Brian Singer, Andy Singleton, Xin Song, Jen Stark, Janna Syvänoja, Yuken Teruya, Kako Ueda, Annie Vought, Mark Wagner, Maude White, Barbara Wildenboer, Ty Zemelsky

exhibition schedule

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Bellevue Arts Museum, WA 
June 30 - October 22, 2017

Huntsville Museum of Art, AL 
November 19 - February 11, 2018

Pensacola Museum of Art, FL
March 2 - June 17, 2018

Ellen Noel Art Museum, TX 
July 19 - October 14, 2018

Foosaner Art Museum at the Florida Institute of Technology, FL 
November 10 - February 3, 2019

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI
March 2 - May 26, 2019

Amarillo Museum of Art
July 6 - September 15, 2019

Art Museum of West Virginia University, WV
October 12 - September 8, 2019

image: Margaret Griffith, Coringa, 2012, hand cut paper, 114 x 48 x 46 inches


 My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action 

2016-2020 National Tour

My Hero presents a sprawling collection of 50-75 international artworks that explore iconic superhero imagery, along with reimagined interpretations of our classic heroes. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols, and also present critical questions about their popularity and God-like stature. Some artists in the exhibition also spin the fantasy further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being, and even as an animal. The variety of interpretations in My Hero is vast and challenging, dark and humorous, familiar yet new. The exhibition will be a likely hit with visitors, press and potential sponsors.
The scalable 3,000 square foot exhibition will include a wide array of media, including painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, mixed media and video.

artists include:

National Artists

Mike Alcantara (Austin, TX), Katherine Bradford (Brooklyn, NY), Robert Xavier Burden (San Francisco, CA), Enrique Chagoya (San Francisco, CA), Bill Concannon (Crockett, CA), Jeremy Fisher (Los Angeles, CA), Justin Hager (San Francisco, CA), Cheong-ah Hwang (Columbus, OH), Dave Laro (White River Junction, VT), Adam Lister (Beacon, NY), Mark Newport(Keego Harbor, MI), Aaron Noble (Los Angeles, CA), Jennie Ottinger (San Francisco, CA) Jenny Parks (Denver, CO), Dulce Pinzon (Brooklyn, NY), Peter and Madeline Powell (Maui, HI), Mel Ramos (Oakland, CA), Cheyenne Randall (Seattle, WA), Lizabeth Rossof (San Francisco, CA), Hannah Rothstein (San Francisco, CA), Samuel Rowlett (Western MA), Matt Ritchie (Castro Valley, CA), Steve Seeley (Chicago, IL), Rose Sellery, (Santa Cruz, CA), Inez Storer (Inverness, CA), Mark Todd (Sierra Madre, CA), Frank Trankina (Chicago, IL), Winston Tseng (New York, NY), Linda Vallejo (Topanga, CA), Dan Willner(Charlotte, NC), William Wray (Sierra Madre, CA),  Jason Yarmosky (Brooklyn, NY), Maurizio Zuluaga (Jersey City, NJ)

International Artists

Sandra Chevrier (Montreal, Quebec), Marcus D’Alfonso (Markham, Ontario), Andreas Englund (Stockholm, Sweden), Ole Marius Joergensen (Oslo, Norway), Graham Kirk (New Plymouth, New Zealand),  Jannis Markopoulos (Berlin, Germany), Foto Marvellini (Vercelli, Italy), Simon Monk (Essex, UK), Rémi Noël (Paris, France), Laurina Paperina (Rovereto, Italy), Alessandro Rabatti (Florence, Italy), Patricia Waller (Berlin, Germany)

exhibition schedule 

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California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
May 21 - Aug. 14, 2016

Huntsville Museum of Art, AL 
Sept. 10 - Dec. 11, 2016

Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA 
Jan. 12 - Mar. 18, 2017

International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX
Apr. 15 - July 23, 2017

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
Aug. 24, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI
Feb. 3 - May, 15 2018

South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD
June 12 - Oct. 2, 2018

Art Museum of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Nov 1 - Dec. 31, 2018

Museum of Art & Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL
Feb 2 – May 5, 2019

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX 
June 1 – Aug. 17, 2019

Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA
Sept. 14 – Jan. 12, 2020

Image: Mike Alcantara, Superman, collage

 BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art

2015-2017 National Tour

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Momoyo Torimitsu, Somehow I Don't Feel Comfortable, 2000, nylon, 15 x 9 x 6.5 feet each.
Photo by Kioku Keizo, Courtesy of Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Inflatable structures connote fun and whimsy, and challenge our everyday, feet-on-the-ground perspective. BLOW UP explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and includes imagery that is figurative, conceptual, and abstract. Accessible, yet rich with meaning, these pieces use perception of space and unexpected materials to open a dialogue about pop culture and social norms. 

BLOW UP was funded with a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

artists include:

Claire Ashley  •  Lee Boroson  •  Cristo & Jeanne-Claude •  Lewis DeSoto  •  Patrick Flibotte  • Joshua llen Harris •  Billie G. Lynn •

Guy Overfelt  •  Momoyo Torimitsu  

exhibition schedule 

Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ 

Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2015

Huntsville Museum of Art, AL 
Dec. 1, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY 
Mar. 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Benton Museum of Art at UCONN 
June 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Elmhurst Art Museum, IL
Sept. 10, 2016 – Nov. 27, 2016

Muskegon Museum of Art, MI 
Mar. 1, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith, AR (Torimitsu artwork only)
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017

Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX (Torimitsu artwork only)
April 5 - July 8, 2018

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC 
July 21 - Nov 25, 2018


Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain 

2014-2016 National Tour 

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Stephen Joseph, American Idiot Tech Crew, photograph. 

exhibition schedule

Shelby Cullom Davis Museum at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, New York, NY Nov. 7 – Jan. 31, 2015

Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Scottsdale, AZ
Mar. 1 – May 31, 2015

Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
July 1 – Oct. 31, 2015

Mills Building, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 1 – Feb. 29, 2016

 


Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art 

2010-2012 National Tour 

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Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art presents an anthology of skate art from the 1960’s to the present. The skate artist’s aesthetic—raw, passionate, and personal—is energized by a devotion to the act of skating and a DIY embrace of skate culture. 

artists include:

Jason Adams • Eric Bird • Neil Blender • Scott Bourne • Todd Bratrud • Sean Cliver • Lori D. • Ken Davis • Marc D'Estout • Skip Engblom • Rory Erickson • Fos • Todd Francis • Mike Giant • Mark Gonzales • Mahtab Habibian • Evan Hecox • Wes Humpston • Andy Jenkins • Ian Johnson • Marc Johnson • V. Courtlandt Johnson • Nate Jones • Bryce Kanights • Obi Kaufmann • Mike Kershnar • John Kester • Billy Kroft • Tom Ledin • Gwen Manfrin • Kevin Marburg • matt136 • Mike S. Miller • Mofo • Johnny Mojo • Lance Mountain • Jim Phillips • Jimbo Phillips • Pushead • Ed Riggins • Jenny Schmid • Kirk Shelton • Stix and Jones • Todd Swank • Chase Tafoya • Ed Templeton • Winston Tseng • Karma Tsocheff • Jake Watling • Derek Weisberg • Robert Williams • Tobin Yelland 

exhibition schedule 

The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA 
July 22 - September 22, 2010 

Vision Gallery, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ 
January 21 - March 26, 2011 

Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL 
April 22 - September 2, 2011 

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN 
October 1, 2011 - January 8, 2012 

Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernadino, CA 
February 6 - April 27, 2012 

Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH 
May 28 - September 17, 2012 

William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA 
October 1 - December, 2012 


Dates subject to change. Please check with individual venues for specific exhibition dates.