Rachell Sumpter “You Tell Me”

Foley Gallery

poster for Rachell Sumpter “You Tell Me”
[Image: Rachell Sumpter "American Artist" Gouache on Paper, 12.5 x 10.5 in.]

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Curated by Scott Hunt and Michael Foley

An exhibition of contemporary narrative in painting, drawing, and sculpture, featuring:

Larissa Bates, Amy Cutler, Angela Dufresne, Vanessa German, Julie Heffernan, Scott Hunt, John Jacobsmeyer, Scooter Laforge, Zachari Logan, Charles McGill, Nicky Nodjoumi, Hugh Steers, Rachell Sumpter, &….others.

Foley Gallery and Scott Hunt present You Tell Me, a group exhibition featuring works by more than 15 contemporary artists whose practice speaks to the narrative.

We are given a proposal…a scene, a set of characters, a prop, a mood. Some circumstances, without apparent cause, that are leading us to believe…what?

The artists in this exhibition keep the plot lines open. As viewers, we come to the scene, applying our own framework, filling in the spaces that the artist cannot or will not provide.

Narrative can imply a story arc, a protagonist, a resolution. Here, we have fragments, false leads, and subtext. Let the viewer piece what they can together and collaborate these to their own conclusions.

About the Curators:

As a fine artist whose discipline is drawing, Scott Hunt produces charcoal and pastel works on paper that are narrative and/or allegorical in nature.

Hunt has had seven solo shows in the U.S. and Europe and has been included in many group exhibitions including most recently, “Really?,” a show of contemporary realism curated by the esteemed American collector, Beth Rudin deWoody. He is the recipient of the 2017 FID Prize for Drawing, as well as a Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. His drawings are part of the permanent collection of contemporary art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Los Angeles.

Michael Foley opened his gallery in the fall of 2004 after fourteen years of working with notable photography galleries including Fraenkel Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery, and Yancey Richardson Gallery. After 8 years in Chelsea, the gallery has relocated to the LES, taking a storefront location on Orchard Street, just south of Delancey

He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography where he teaches and lectures on issues in contemporary photography.



from September 05, 2018 to October 14, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-09-05 from 18:00 to 20:00

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