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2011 Exhibitions:

Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises


Image 1 / 8: Carolee Schneemann. Aggression for Couples .

Image 2 / 8: Carolee Schneemann. Portrait of Jane Brakhage.

Image 3 / 8: Carolee Schneemann. Terminal Velocity.

Image 4 / 8: Carolee Schneemann. Darker Companion (from the Fire Series).

Image 5 / 8: Carolee Schneemann. Up To And Including Her Limits.

Image 6 / 8: Carolee Schneemann. Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises. (installation view).

Image 7 / 8: Carolee Schneemann. Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises. (installation view).

Image 8 / 8: Carolee Schneemann. Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises. (installation view).

A multidisciplinary artist, Carolee Schneemann transformed the definition of contemporary art, steering it toward a discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. Schneemann initially examined these issues through the medium of painting, but in the early 1960s she began employing other media – notably, performance art, installation art, and documentary photography – to explore suppressive taboos and the relationship between the individual human body and the social body. This retrospective exhibition presents Schneemann’s career from her earliest work to her most recent investigations, ultimately revealing the artist’s thought process. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, installation work, video projections, and writings.

The retrospective exhibition Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises was first organized by and presented at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz from February – July 2010.

Curated by Brian Wallace for the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and organized for the Henry by Chief Curator Elizabeth Brown.
Featured artists: Carolee Schneemann
Image 1: Carolee Schneemann. Aggression for Couples . 1972. Gelatin silver prints with hand coloring and collage. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY.
Image 2: Carolee Schneemann. Portrait of Jane Brakhage. 1958. Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY.
Image 3: Carolee Schneemann. Terminal Velocity. 2001. Archival pigment print on paper. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY.
Image 4: Carolee Schneemann. Darker Companion (from the Fire Series). 1962. Burnt wooden box, glass, mirrors, paint. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY.
Image 5: Carolee Schneemann. Up To And Including Her Limits. 1973-76. Crayon on paper, rope, harness; 2-channel analogue video/audio transferred to digital video; electronics, monitors and players; 16 mm film projector. 29 minutes. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY.
Image 6: Carolee Schneemann. Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises. (installation view). 2011. Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: R.J. Sanchez
Image 7: Carolee Schneemann. Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises. (installation view). 2011. Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: R.J. Sanchez
Image 8: Carolee Schneemann. Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises. (installation view). 2011. Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: R.J. Sanchez