DARKEST BEFORE DAWN: ART IN A TIME OF UNCERTAINTY

November 1, 2020 – January 30, 2021

KuBe, 211 Fishkill Ave, Beacon NY

Opening Reception (Online RSVP required)

November 1, 12 – 5 PM

What do Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (1937), Alfredo Jaar’s Rwanda Project (1994-98), Teresa Serrano’s Amapola (2017), and Yoko Ono’s Dream Together (2020) have in common? They individually focus on traumatic events such as, respectively, the bombing of a Spanish city, genocide in Rwanda, drug wars and femicide in a Mexican city that borders the USA, and the current Covid-19, global pandemic. Each work cited, of which there are many more in the history of art with similar themes, is characterized by a unique aesthetic that doesn’t diminish any of its content but rather impacts the viewer in direct or oblique ways. It can be, however, ostensibly problematic to ponder these works as art because of the very nature of their subject matter; and this is not unlike Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others (2003) and its thesis of art’s innate difficulty in addressing catastrophe to those who do not directly experience it.

 

Darkest Before Dawn: Art in a Time of Uncertainty is an exhibition of international artists that work in diverse media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound art and performance that explores a myriad of topical subject matter in a world of uncertainty. And similar to the exhibition’s title culled from the eponymous aphorism of a 17th century theologian, the exhibited artworks equally offer hope and, akin to an enlightening dawn, to break through one of the darkest moments we currently find ourselves in our collective, human history.

Image: Yigal Ozeri, Black Lives Matter (detail), Oil on Canvas, 2020

Artist List

 

Aboudia

Ai Weiwei

Airan Kang

Ana Wang

Avelino Sala

Aileen Bassis

Alan Richards

Alejandro Avakian

Alejandro Dron

Alejandro Loureiro Lorenzo

Alexandr Razin

Alexis de Chaunac

Alexis Duque

Alan Richards

Ali Shrago-Spechler

Alison Cuomo

Alx Orphant

Ami Park

Andrea LaRose

Andrew Keiper & Kei Ito

Angela Santana

Ann Cofta

Anna Friemoth

Anna Poor

Anne Spence

Anthony Sylva

Ilaria Ferraro

Arlene Rush

Austin Stiegemeier

Avery Cefre

b chehayeb

Basmat Levin

Becky Brown

Ben DuVall

Benjamin Staker

Bev Butkow

Bianca Kann

Bridget Leslie

Brian McSherry

Buket Savci

Bundith Phunsombatlert

Cai Shen

Carmella Gullo

Caroline Dranow

Caroline Blum

Caron Tabb

Chanika Svetvilas

Chi Ming

Chie Fueki

Christy Bencosme

Chris D'Acunto

Claire HarnEnz

Colin Lyons

Dahlia Elsayed

Dalila Pasotti

David Buckingham

David Birks

Deshawn Dumas

Diane Dwyer

Doi Kim

Dominique Vitali

Eduardo Corral

Eirini Linardaki

Elisabeth Ajtay

Elise Thompson

Eliza Stamps

Elizabeth Withstandley

Elizabeth Demaray

Emil Alzamora

Emily Barletta

Emma McCagg

Enne Tesse

Eric Doeringer

Erik Bergrin

Erin Hudak

Ezra Wube

Fanny Allie

Fabian Marcaccio

Ferran Martin

Francis Ofshafskie

Gabriel Shuldiner

Gan Yu

Gavin Benjamin

Greg Haberny

Hannah Antalek

Hannah Morris

Heather Renee

Howard Skrill

Hideyo Okamura

Hugh Hayden

Isaac Aden

Ivalyo Hristov

Jackie Shatz

Jake Couri

James Donaldson

James Greco

Jae Won Jung

Jay Goldberg

Jean Christophe Couet

jdx

Jeanne Ciravolo

Jeannette Doyle

Jeannie Weissglass

Jeffrey Hargrave

Jeramy Turner

Jerry Chan

Jimmy Connelly

Jim Peters

Joan Lebold Cohen

Johan Wahlstrom

Johanna Ryan

John Lark

John Hampshire

Jon Tsoi

Joshua Marsh

Joseph Ayers

Kate Fauvell

Katherina Ganchak

Kathline Carr

Katina Bitsicas

Katya Kan

Kim Faler

Kirk Wang

Klaus Bauhaus

Kenneth Burris

Kyle Goen

Lance Johnson

Lang Ea

Lan Zhenghui

Laura J. Stein

Lauren Vroegindewey

Lee Holin

Lev Bourliot

Lionel Cruet

Lara Birgit Kamhi

Liu Xiaohui

Liu Xiaodong

Linda Suskind

Linda Vigdor

Logan Benedict

Lorryn Moore

Louise Segev

Lynnette Sauer

Mandy Cano Villalobos

Marcus Glitteris

Margaret Roleke

Maria Baker

Mariana Oushiro

Mariella Bisson

Marina Reiter

Mark Augustine

Martin Durazo & Kristin Bauer
Matilda Forsberg

Megan Nugroho & Harrison Bruhn

Milo

Mina Cheon

Michael Zelehoski

Michele Colburn

Michelle Peters

Monsieur Zohore

Michael Tarbi

Mike Filan

Miguel Rodriguez Sepulveda

Naoto Nakagawa

Nell Breyer

Niki Kriese

Niho Kozuru

Natalie Tyler

Paul Ayihawu

Paul Loughney

Paul Paiement

Paul Thomas

Poppy DeltaDawn

Priscilla Marrero

Qin Feng

Rachel Walker

Rachel Wren

Raul De Lara

Ricardo Ruiz

Robert Aitchison

Robert Brush

Rose Frisenda

Rose Silberman-Gorn

Rotem Reshef

Ry An

Ryoga Katsuma

Sami Elderazi

Sandra Eula Lee

Sara Farrell Okamura

Sara Holt

Sara Sun

Sadie Bridges

Sari Tervaniemi

Scott Roberts

Sean P Gallagher

Shahram Entekhabi

Shane Morrissey

Shanna Merola

Sharon Draghi

Sherry Kerlin

Sheryl Renee Dobson

Shi Chong

Sicheng Wang

SeungTack Lim

Stacy Arezou Mehrfar

Stephen Morrison

Susan Hoffman Fishman

Sui Jianguo

Tadasuke Jinno

Tana Kellner

Taylor Stewart

Tom Costa

Tongji Philip Qian

Travis Childers

Tian Hui

William Santen

Uchenna Odukwe

Yigal Ozeri

Zhang Xiao Mao

Zhang Yanzi

Zhang Hongtu

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