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Amy Sillman: one lump or two

Feb 14, 2014-May 18, 2014
The first museum survey of New York–based painter Amy Sillman will contain drawings, paintings, and ‘zines, as well as the artist’s recent forays into animated film. Curated by Helen Molesworth and presented at the ICA Boston (October 3, 2013–January 5, 2014), and coordinated for the Aspen Art Museum by AAM curator Jacob Proctor, Amy Sillman: one lump or two covers the period from 1995 to the present—tracing the developments in Sillman’s work from her early use of cartoon figures and a vivacious palette, to her exploration of the diagrammatic line, the history of Abstract Expressionism, and her growing concern with the bodily and the erotic dimensions of paint. The exhibition will focus on the importance of drawing in Sillman’s practice, as well as the intensity with which she has embraced the dichotomy between figuration and abstraction.

Amy Sillman: one lump or or two is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston and is generously sponsored by First Republic Bank.

Additional support is provided by James and Audrey Foster, Barbara Lee, David and Leslie Puth, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Nancy B. Tieken, the Dedalus Foundation, Inc., and Nancy and Dave Gill.

The Aspen Art Museum’s presentation of Amy Sillman: one lump or two is funded in part by the Aspen Art Museum National Council with additional generous support provided by Susan and Larry Marx. General exhibition support is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Exhibition lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and educational outreach programming is made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.