The exhibition In Any Direction invites visitors into a studio-like atmosphere to experience captivating works in progress by artists from the 2017–2018 class of Radcliffe fellows.
Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhibition runs Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 through Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12 noon-5 pm
Fellow’s presentation by Steffani Jemison: Wednesday, January 31 at 4 p.m. in the Knafel Center, followed by an exhibition opening reception at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery. Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series.
Animation, sculpture, drawing, and other works of art are presented alongside process-oriented sketches and source material from Harvard’s collections. The items on view—contributed by the Radcliffe fellows Katarina Burin, Steffani Jemison, Jodie Mack, Clarissa Tossin, and Phillip Warnell—provide a window into the creative process and reveal the varied and sometimes surprising sources of inspiration for these artists during their year at the Radcliffe Institute.
A series of related events coincides with the exhibition and invites the public to become even more intimately acquainted with these remarkable artists’ processes.
Katarina Burin is an artist whose work is informed by the history of architecture, particularly modernism, female architects, and historical documentation.
Steffani Jemison is an interdisciplinary artist who uses the messy history of literacy in black American culture to examine a wide range of problems issues with formal, political, and affective implications.
Jodie Mack is an experimental animator who combines the formal techniques and structures of abstract and absolute animation with those of cinematic genres.
Clarissa Tossin uses installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography to investigate production methods of material culture and the ways in which such methods simultaneously represent the hybridization of global cultures and the persistence of difference.
Phillip Warnell is an artist-filmmaker, writer, and scholar who produces film works and texts that explore a range of philosophical and poetic themes and ideas about relationships between humans and animals.