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Uncommon Likeness: Identity in FluxAugust 12, 2016 through December 31, 2016
This exhibition brings together major paintings, photographs, and sculptural works by contemporary artists who choose to depict the body as a point of examining mortality, transience, and identity. Uncommon Likeness includes loans from artists and prominent private collections, as well objects from Sheldon’s permanent collection, that speak to the human condition of negotiating both literal and figurative borders of geography, society, psychology, gender, and spirituality in today’s world.
CollectionTalk | Enrique Chagoya
On Thursday, October 27, artist Enrique Chagoya presented the second lecture in Sheldon's CollectionTalk series. He addressed "Reverse Modernism/Reverse Anthropology," his riff on Modernist appropriation of imagery from "primitive" cultures, as embodied in his 1999 painting Le Cannibale Moderniste. The canvas, which is part of Sheldon's permanent collection, is featured in Uncommon Likeness: Identity in Flux.