Vanessa German: Miracles And Glory Abound
January 27, 2019 - April 20, 2019Henry Gallery
Miracles and Glory Abound explores the power of stories through Vanessa German’s assembled sculptures. The exhibition draws from both the visual and emotional concepts of the iconic painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware (currently on view in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art) by Emanuel Leutze. German uses what she terms “power figures” to imitate Leutze’s composition and create a conversation about public memory and the rewriting of history through the lens of privilege. After closing at the FIA, Miracles and Glory Abound travels to Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, and Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston, Maine.
A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition with essays from performance artist Holly Bass, art theorist Hilary Robinson, and abstract expressionist painter Danny Simmons. The catalogue is available in the FIA Museum Shop for $19.95.
View Vanessa German's performance during the 12th Annual Community Gala here.