The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to invite you to a Curator Talk on July 14 at 4:00 PM with Tamara Johnson, winner of the 2012 annual NARS Emerging Curator Program Open Call. Tamara will be joined by select participating artists to discuss her group exhibition, Show Me Your Glands, currently on view in the NARS Foundation Gallery, which ranges from sculpture and video to print and performance. She will offer her insight into the conceptual premise of our “inner ephemera” and share her curatorial exploration into the diverse visual representations of "the landscape of body, uncovering the existence of a corporeal gland residing below the surface of making."
Tamara Johnson is a 2012 sculpture MFA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her curatorial pursuits began with co-curating a show, INCIDENTAL/ESSENTIAL, at a non-profit space in Providence. She went on to curate On the Threshold of Something Else, Something Other, which included works from over 40 graduate students at RISD’s Sol Koffler Graduate Gallery as well as On View: A Performance Exhibition in the Gelman Gallery and a graduate selection exhibition for RISD’s Board of Trustees. She is the recent recipient of the Fine Arts Graduate Studies Grant, which helped provide additional financial support towards her exhibition at NARS. Show Me Your Glands is Tamara’s first curatorial project in New York. She is currently organizing a group show in the Rooster Gallery on the lower east side.
Please join the curator and artists for a q&a and a reception to follow.