Figured Spaces: Selections from the John Morrissey Collection
Curated by Karen J. Leader

Schmidt Center Gallery: November 29, 2011 – February 11, 2012                                                                                                                


Artists in the Exhibition: Natalie Frank, Katy Grannan, Elisa Johns, Hilary Harkness, Marina Kappos, Loretta Lux, Robyn O'Neil,Chloe Piene, Dasha Shishkin, Anj Smith, Mickalene Thomas, Su-en Wong

An exhibition featuring figurative paintings, drawings and photographs by several internationally recognized artists including Hilary Harkness, Natalie Frank, Anj Smith, Mickalene Thomas and others. The selected artists employ human figuration in a wide variety of styles and sensibilities to present intriguing factual and imagined narratives and psychologies. One or more of the exhibiting artists will present public lectures during the exhibition. The exhibition and programs are presented in association with the Department of Visual Arts and Art History and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. An exhibition catalogue will accompany the exhibition. 




Figured Spaces Catalogue











Figured Spaces: Selections from the John Morrissey Collection

Curators: Karen J. Leader

Size: 5.5 x 8.5" Catalogue

Pages: 34 pages




Public Programs 
Gallery Talk: January 26th, 7pm with Karen J. Leader, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Art History, Florida Atlantic University
Exhibition Symposium: Friday February 3, 2012, 3:30pm, PA 101 Keynote lecture, 6:30pm
Taking the Space: Gender and the Figure in Contemporary Art
by internationally recognized art historian Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
     Participants: Natalie Frank, Hilary Harkness, Katja Zigerlig. 
     Symposium is presented with the Department of Visual Arts and Art History and The Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality           Studies.


Images are Installation Views of the Schmidt Center Gallery (Left to Right). Row 1:  one: two paintings by Anj Smith, drawing by Chloe Piene; two: five photographs by Katy Grannan (starting at middle of image). Row 2:  one: painting by Su-en Wong, drawing by Robyn O'Neil, painting by Elisa Johns, four paintings by Hilary Harkness; two: four paintings by Su-en Wong, drawing by Robyn O'Neil