Please join us at NOMA GALLERY for a light brunch and discussion between artists Jennifer Dudley and Jeffrey Stuker and curator Patricia Maloney.
One of Oscar Wilde's more misunderstood quotes, "art is quite useless" was included in the preface to "The Portrait of Dorian Gray". In a letter later written to an Oxford student, Wilde elaborated on the meaning of this sentence.
The conversation will expand on the parallels and common themes found between Wilde's letter and the works produced for THE WOMEN show, as well on the overall practice of these artists. Issues of conspicuous consumption of opulence, self-reflexivity, ambiguity, self embellishment through one's work and others will be part of the discussion.
Jennifer Dudley is a New York City based artist. She received her MFA in 2005 from Yale University School of Art and has exhibited her work at Circus Gallery in LA and various galleries in NYC. She is the co-founder of Ad Hoc Vox in NYC, an ongoing series of discussions and events without a fixed location that address a wide range of issues in contemporary art (adhocvox.com).
Jeffrey Stuker received a B.F.A. from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2002, and an M.F.A. from Yale School of Art in 2005. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Oni Gallery, Boston; Baumgartner Gallery, New York; and the Institut im Glaspavillon, Berlin. Mr. Stuker was appointed lecturer at Yale in 2006 and lives and works in Guilford, Connecticut.
Patricia Maloney is a curator and writer living and working in Berkeley, CA. In addition to her role as Editor-in-Chief for Art Practical, she works with the alternative exhibition space Ampersand International Arts, is a contributing writer to artforum.com and a frequent commentator on the weekly contemporary art podcast Bad at Sports. She holds her MA in Theory and History of Contemporary Art from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Formerly, she was a Curatorial Associate of the MATRIX Program of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, a Curatorial Assistant for the Mori Art Museum (MAM) in Tokyo, Japan., and a Program Associate for the International Program at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She held internships at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She received a writing residency from the Lannan Foundation in 2002.