Jody Joyner: Prime Objects
September 11–October 22
With this exhibition, List Gallery staff highlight the recent appointment of Jody Joyner as an assistant professor of art at Swarthmore College. Joyner is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, and video. She calls attention to the impact of consumerism and the aesthetics of quotidian and ephemeral objects.
November 2–December 15
Karyn Olivier creates sculptures, installations, and art designed for public spaces. As Michelle Lopez wrote in Bomb Magazine, “At the heart of Olivier’s sculptural inquiry is the fate of our existing and future monuments. How can they teach, and change us? Olivier was born in Trinidad and Tobago and lives in the Philadelphia area, where she is a professor of sculpture at Tyler School of Art. She received a BA in Psychology from Dartmouth College in 1989 and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2001.
January 18–FebRUARY 25
Tabitha Arnold’s woven and punch-needle embroidery artworks highlight the ongoing struggles of low-wage and subsistence workers. She is inspired by the history of the labor movement as well as her own experiences as a worker, organizer, and artist coming of age during a wave of unionization and heightened class-consciousness. Arnold is also inspired by biblical narratives and diverse art historical traditions, including Eastern Orthodox icons and Mexican mural painting.
March 6–April 7
Wendel White’s recent photographic projects, such as Red Summer; Manifest; Schools for the Colored; Village of Peace: An African American Community in Israel; Small Towns, Black Lives explore the buildings and sites connected to the history of segregated schools in the United States. Wendel White’s Manifest portfolio images represent objects, documents, photographs, and books that can be found in various public and private collections throughout the United States.