New York Times Reviews ‘Not Really’
Susan Hodara took a look at Not Really: Fictive Narratives in Contemporary Art in the February 21 issue of the New York Times.
The show addresses the proliferation of contrivance and manipulation in 21st-century society, asking gallerygoers to consider — and then reconsider — the 31 works on view.
What they will see are paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and installations that explore subjects as diverse as family, gender, the environment, consumerism and police brutality. The 14 participating artists, who range in age from their 30s to their 70s, employ elements of illusion, incongruity, humor and surprise in works with a shared premise: All is not as it seems. “I want people to look at each piece,” Ms. Canning said, “and ask, ‘What is really going on here? What is this really about?’ ”
The piece extensively quotes Dr. Susan Canning, Professor of Art History in the School of Arts & Sciences, who assembled the show.
Read the complete review: At the College of New Rochelle, a Show Meant to Provoke Double Takes