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Current Exhibition: (un)Common

Credit: Pair of Yellow Monks by Sally Gil

On View: January 11 - February 19, 2018

Modern art has always been built from the blocks of its own history — just never at the breakneck speed the digital world now allows. Featuring collage, audio encoding, photographic fusion, and digital manipulation, (un)Common showcases art that remixes, reimagines and references work from the public domain (or “the commons”).

The exhibition explores what happens when past and present collide, when paint becomes pixels — and then something else entirely. In the process, lines will be blurred: those between ownership and originality, inspiration and imitation, creator and consumer. If all “art is theft”, as Picasso once famously surmised, can anything truly be new? And when a work ages enough to be in the public domain, do we call it old — or just ready to be reborn?

Explore new work commissioned by Meural from artists Eric Corriel, Bill Domonkos, David Galbraith and Joaquin Trujillo — as well as intricate collages from artist, Sally Gil.

Gallery Talk:

Art and the Internet Age: Mapping the Effect of the Digital World On Our Cultural Past and Present: Tony Ageh, Eric Corriel, and Dr. Lev Manovich with Poppy Simpson
Fri, Feb 9, 6:30 pm

Join the 92Y Art Center, in collaboration with Meural, for a conversation exploring how the digital world is shaping contemporary visual culture and challenging our understanding of art, the artist, originality, and ownership. The panel, moderated by Meural’s Head of Curation and (un)Common curator, Poppy Simpson, brings together leading digital theorist Dr. Lev Manovich, New York Public Library CDO Tony Ageh and artist Eric Corriel. Please join us for a reception for (un)Common immediately following this talk in the Weill Art Gallery.

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Reception: Fri, Feb 9, 7:30 pm

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This event and the exhibition (un)Common is made possible by Meural.

Exhibition Viewing Hours:

Jan 13: 1-5 pm
Jan 19: 1-5 pm
Jan 25: 1-5 pm
Jan 28: 1-5 pm
Jan 29: 12-6 pm
Feb 2: 2-6 pm
Feb 7: 2-6 pm

The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery is open to patrons of Kaufmann Concert Hall during regularly scheduled events. In addition, special viewing hours can be arranged. To inquire about an appointment, please email.


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Their first product is the Meural Canvas: a smart frame designed with Meural’s proprietary TrueArt technology — a combination of hardware, firmware and algorithmic software meticulously-engineered to display rich and vividly textured art and photography. The Meural Canvas can be easily controlled via gesture (a wave of the hand) or mobile app, and acts as a conduit to an expansive art library, — an expertly-curated and ever-growing collection of artworks sourced from the catalogues of leading museums, collections and artists, and spanning the past, present and future of art.

By bringing the world of art and photography into homes of all shapes and sizes, Meural strives to democratize art, both in cost and access.

92Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts

Located in the heart of New York City’s Upper East Side, 92Y’s Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts is internationally recognized for the quality and scope of its adult and childhood arts education programs. Regarded as one of the country’s top community-based art centers, the 92nd Street Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts comprises the School of Music, the Harkness Dance Center and the Art Center, which includes the Ceramics Center, the Jewelry Center and Fine Art & Design. We offer more than 400 classes a semester for all ages and all levels of expertise — from preschool to high school, from enthusiastic amateurs and emerging professionals to senior adults — all taught by a faculty of working professional artists.

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92nd Street Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts receives major support from Daphne Recanati-Kaplan and Thomas S. Kaplan. Generous support is also provided by The Edwin Caplin Foundation; Mary Lou and Robert Morgado; Sally Klingenstein Martell and C. Michael Martell; The Brodsky Family Foundation.; the estate of Jerry Ragovoy; Clyde and Diane Brownstone; and 3D Systems Cubify®, among others. The Art Center faculty, adult, children’s, teen and special exhibitions are supported by Gilda and Henry Block.