Beverly Semmes at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College
5 July 2014 – 4 January 2015
Beverly Semmes: FRP
The Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP) by New York-based artist Beverly Semmes includes drawings, video, ceramics, and illuminated glass forms that are suspended throughout the gallery. At the heart of the exhibition is a collection of works on paper that features rough gestural applications of ink and paint that conceal and reveal the body as depicted in pornographic magazines. As Semmes explains, “Picture a committee of rogue censors responding to the imagery of porn. They blot out the literal; what is left behind and altered now speaks in a different voice.” The installation will include several new drawings and a recent series of deep red, floor-standing ceramic sculptures that join with the glass works to form an organic, otherworldly scene.
Opener 27: Beverly Semmes: FRP is organized by Dayton Director Ian Berry in collaboration with the artist and supported by New York State Council on the Arts, Overbrook Foundation, and Friends of the Tang.
The Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is located at
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518 580-8080
Beverly Semmes, Angel, 2008, paint on magazine page, 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York
Beverly Semmes, Flow, 2013, ink on magazine page, 10 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches, courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York