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Expansive group exhibition at FLAG Art Foundation highlights artists who ignite the imagination
Tom Friedman, Detail, 75-03, 2003, colored pencil on paper, 29 x 23 inches © Tom Friedman; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

NEW YORK, NY.- The FLAG Art Foundation is presenting Summer School, on its 9th floor gallery from June 9 – August 12, 2016. This expansive group exhibition highlights artist who ignite the imagination through fantasy, humor, and play.

The diverse range of artworks in Summer School resonate across generational lines. “Creative Thinker,” John Baldessari’s dual-tone proclamation, and Alex Israel’s dreamy, Disneyland-inspired self-portrait, set the tone for the exhibition in which everyday ideas are transformed into extraordinary objects of wonder: Robert Therrien’s wonky tower of giant plates; Awol Erizku’s stacked basketball hoops slyly nodding to minimalist sculpture; Tara Donovan’s dizzying and seemingly endless wall-mounted Slinky® maze; Gina Beavers’s thick, impasto painting of psychedelic soft serve ice cream; and Ugo Rondinone’s monumental suspended lightbulb, colored to represent the light of the thirteenth hour of the day. Other works contain complex, internal systems of logic that are more participatory in their nature: Tom Sachs’s riddle and game board, which logs all attempts to play it; Tim Rollins’s collaborative work with members of K.O.S. (Kids of Survival), wherein organic patterns obscure Darwin’s Origin of Species; Jennifer Dalton’s colorful gumball decision sculpture; and Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s interactive and shimmering pile of patriotic red, white, and blue candy.

Summer School asserts that art can serve as a platform for children to develop critical and creative thinking, and early exposure to inspiring experiences can lead to a lifelong interest in art. Leading up to the exhibition, FLAG invited fourth grade students from Harlem Children’s Zone, a pioneering nonprofit organization in Central Harlem, to explore their relationship to art and creativity through a participatory Q&A. Humorous, incisive, and honest, their responses form an inclusive conversation around the themes of the exhibition: Are you an artist? Yes, because art makes feel creative and awesome. (Niya, age 10); How is art a part of your life? Art is a part of my life because I love expressing myself by pictures and drawings. (Maki, 11); What is your favorite color? My favorite color is red because I have confidence, anger, and strength. (Baba, age 11). This Q&A, which also includes a drawing component, will be made available to students and children throughout the course of the exhibition, with the aim to expose new ways of engaging and creating dialogue with art.

1 Shafaieh, Charles. “Tilt: A New Arts Festival That Talk Up to Kids.” BLOUIN ARTINFO. March 25, 2016.

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