Big Gallery, No Borders
The gallery of Sarah Lawrence alumnae/i, faculty and student artists has no walls.
It stretches across the country and around the world, and includes artwork in every existing medium and a growing number of conceptual and digital modes. The works are beautiful, disturbing, familiar, unusual, soothing, provoking, concrete, elusive, memorable, evanescent: a complex mix of meanings and styles that inspire, infuriate and—from their sheer number and variety—ultimately overwhelm.
We present you with an imaginary exhibition from this gallery- without-walls. It includes but a tiny percentage of artists, a mere glimpse of the community oeuvre, an impossibly narrow selection of works in a ridiculously limited mix of media. But if only a random sampling offers so much creative punch, just imagine the impact of the ever-growing world of those artists who were taught—or who teach—at Sarah Lawrence.
"People do not let art be art, and many things stand between people and art. The occasion for removing a few of these 'many things' is an education in seeing."
—Kurt Roesch, painter, Visual Arts faculty, 1934-1972
"When people discuss art these days, it is usually not long before conversation fails."
—Arnold Bertleant, Philosophy faculty, 1965-1968