Community Events

Friday, October 29, 1976


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Ree Morton discusses her work.

ARCHIVAL NOTE 4/12/17: Presumably Morton would've talked about The Artpark Piece—Regarding Landscape and Maid of the Mist—a symbolic rescue, the two projects she had "executed deep in the gorge" during her artist's residency at Artpark in Lewiston, NY, during the summer of 1976, which are documented in the artist's written statements and black & white photographs on pages 162–165 of the 208-page book Artpark: The Program in Visual Arts (1976, edited by Sharon Edelman). Morton's fellow Artpark artists-in-residence in 1976 included Lynda Benglis, Allan Kaprow, Pat Oleszko, James Surls, Michael Zwack, and 26 others.

(ARCHIVAL NOTE: Ree Morton [August 3, 1936–April 30, 1977] would die in a car accident the following year, 1977, at the age of 40. The year after that, her work would be included posthumously in one of four concurrent solo shows at Hallwalls collectively entitled Four Alone, June 2–25, 1978. "A
 well-regarded New York artist and feminist, former Artpark resident [1976], and a friend of Hallwalls, who died last year [1977]…" (Anthony Bannon, Buffalo Evening News, June 1978).

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Laylah Ali
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.