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Patricia Cronin: All is Not Lost

Completed
04/25/2012 - 06/30/2012
Featuring two major series of work from 2002 to 2009: Harriet Hosmer: Lost and Found and Memorial to a Marriage the exhibition will unite Cronin’s work as it intersects ideas of memory, the recovery and writing of women’s history, and contemporary discourses about gay and lesbian representation.

Harriet Hosmer: Lost and Found presents watercolors illustrating the work of Harriet Hosmer, the nineteenth-century American expatriate sculptor. Hosmer defied expected roles for female artists of her day and achieved an uncommon level of success. Today, however, she is remembered only by a relatively small group of specialists.

Unveiled in 2002, Memorial to a Marriage depicts the artist and her partner, the artist Deborah Kass, in a loving embrace. The figurative monument is carved in Carrara marble and designed in the manner of a nineteenth-century mortuary sculpture. By utilizing twenty-first century technologies in stone carving, Cronin updates historically traditional forms with contemporary social issues.

With funding provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the gallery published an exhibition catalogue featuring essays by Alexander Nemerov, Vincent Scully Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, and Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

Cronin’s work has been included in numerous museum exhibitions including Yale University Art Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, McNay Art Museum, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Station Museum of Contemporary Art. International museum shows include Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma in Italy, the Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, and Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland.

She is Professor of Art at Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. She lives and works in New York.

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