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At the Edge: Recent Acquisitions

July 18, 2012 - December 23, 2012

Glen E. Friedman: Tony Alva at the Original Dog Bowl, 1977; color photograph; 30 x 40 in.; purchase made possible through a gift of The Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach, Directors.

This exhibition presents a selection of works that have entered our collection over the past two years. This is our first opportunity to show most of these works, some of which have never before been exhibited anywhere.

The title, At the Edge, evokes the ways in which these works convey a sense of reaching—and sometimes crossing—limits of perception and experience. Among the works on view are dreamlike, mystical, and otherworldly visions, as well as images of life at its dramatic extremes. Many feel as if they exist at a point of no return, at the edge of a sometimes frightening and sometimes marvelous abyss.

Artists include: Miriam Böhm, Louise Bourgeois, Mike Brodie, John Cage, Brian Chippendale, Gardar Eide Einarsson, William Eggleston, Glen E. Friedman, Jim Goldberg, Jan Henle, David Huffman, Ed Loftus, Sister Mary Corita Kent, Mike Kuchar, Rocky McCorkle, Sean McFarland, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Lee Mullican, Jay Nelson , Clare Rojas, George Schneeman, Jim Shaw, Jack Smith, Elisabeth Sunday, Jamie Vasta, Stephen Vincent, Anna Von Mertens, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wilson.

At the Edge is organized by Director Lawrence Rinder.