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Curators' Intuition Exhibit Features Museum of Art's Alison Ferris

Story posted March 17, 2004

Alison Ferris, curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, is one of three contemporary art curators who have assembled an exhibition currently on view at the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at the Maine College of Art (MECA) in Portland.

Curators' Intuition provides the curators with a rare opportunity to feature compelling work outside of the parameters of a thematic exhibition. The three perspectives provide a snapshot of contemporary art today while also exploring the creative and collaborative nature of curating.

The two other curators are Cindy Meyers Foley, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, and Lisa Tung, Massachusetts College of Art Gallery.

The exhibit showcases work by a range of contemporary artists. Among those featured is Amy Honchell, who served as curatorial assistant at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from 1996-2000.

Other participating artists include Meg Alexander, Matt Blackwell, Suzanne Bocanegra, Barbara Bosworth, Kathy Butterly, Amy Hinten, Masako Kamiya, Elizabeth LeMoine, Matthias Muller, Christina Mancuso, Jennifer Nuss, and Keith Sklar.

The exhibition will be on view through April 25.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 18, at 5 p.m.

At 6 p.m. on Friday, March 19, artist Suzanne Bocanegra will deliver a visiting artist lecture. Bocanegra's work triggers a chain of developments that the artist follows absolutely and logically, picking apart and analyzing her subject, literally breaking up a whole into its component parts, examining its elements and their relations and leaping to conclusions that logic cannot reach, arriving at that which is not known.

In related activities, the Long Hall Gallery in the Porteous building will feature an exhibition of work by elementary school children April 15-21. "Adventures in Art" is the ICA's contemporary art education program for local youth. The student exhibition features work inspired by the exhibition Curators' Intuition.

All ICA exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.

The ICA at MECA is located at 522 Congress Street, Portland. For more information call (207) 879-5742, ext. 229.

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