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The Williams Visual Arts Building will exhibit “No Future,” a collection of collaborative paintings and drawings by New York painters Amy Sillman, David Humphrey, and Elliott Green, also known as Team SHaG, at its Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery from Jan. 11-March 5.

The artists will participate in a panel discussion at the gallery 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, following a reception from 2:30-4 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

“This type of collaboration provides an opportunity for us to actively engage in three very successful painters’ dialog and creative process,” says sculptor Jim Toia, director of the Grossman Gallery. “When we begin to understand that there are three voices present, responding to one another, we can start to decipher not only the nuances of painterly language, but also the psychological preoccupation of each artist’s imaginary landscape. We enter a world or worlds that careen together with separate elements, measurements and principles, yet somehow snap together through the persistence of gravity.”

“We were able to enter each other’s painted worlds and do things that ordinary spectators can only do imaginatively,” wrote Humphrey of the collaboration in BOMB Magazine. “We came to know how Sillman’s paintings so buoyantly invite engagement in their generous and habitable spaces and pervasive subjectivity. It is an accomplishment of style for a painting to suggest what comes more naturally to literature – a sense of living in someone else’s mind.”

Sillman’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions in New York, California, Italy, and India, and in many group shows in the United States, Germany, Italy, England, Hungary, and France. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an American Academy of Art & Letters Purchase Prize in 2001; a Tiffany Foundation Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, and Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship/Residency (Umbria, Italy) in 1999; an NEA Fellowship in Painting in 1995; a New York State Council on the Arts Project Residencies Painting Grant, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, in 1994; and several other grants and residency appointments, including a residency at Kanoria Centre for Art in Ahmedabad, India. She earned a B.F.A. from School of Visual Arts (New York) in 1979 and an M.F.A. from Bard College.

Humphrey’s art has been displayed in more than 35 solo exhibitions across the country and group exhibitions in the U.S., Italy, Russia, Korea, Denmark, and Switzerland. His art is private collections such as Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Chemical Bank, New York, N.Y.; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Col.; Exxon Corporation, New York, N.Y.; First Bank Minneapolis; Jersey City Museum; McCrory Corporation, New York, N.Y.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Mass.; The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, Ohio; Prudential Insurance Corporation, Newark, N.J.; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

He received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a Thomas B. Clarke Prize from the National Academy of Design in 2002, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1995 and 1987, a New York Council for the Arts Grant in 1985, and New York CAPS Grant in 1979-80. Humphrey has written regularly for Art Issues magazine since 1990. He earned an M.A. from New York University in 1980 and a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Md., in 1977.

Green’s work has been highlighted in more than a dozen solo exhibitions in Connecticut, New York, Detroit, Chicago, and Champaign, Ill. His Sketch Movies with Stills, a boxed set of 24 photolithographs and CD-ROM in an edition of 30 produced with Kevin Falco at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University, is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, and Columbia University Archives. He was awarded a Yaddo Residency in 1991 and 1999, a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant in 1998, a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Grant in 1995, and a Guggenheim Fellowship and MacDowell Colony Residency in 1993.

Directed by internationally known abstract painter Ed Kerns, Eugene H. Clapp II ’36 Professor of Art, the 23,500-square-foot Williams Visual Arts Building is one of the leading high-tech facilities for art education and exhibitions in the nation. It includes sculpture and painting studios, a community-based teaching studio, the Grossman Gallery, a flexible studio area with movable walls for honors and independent study students, a seminar room, a conference room, and faculty studios and offices. Honors students, faculty, and visiting professional artists work together with area high school and adult art students through the Community-Based Teaching Program led by Toia.

The building was recognized for excellence in design quality with the Silver Medal from the Pennsylvania chapter of The American Institute of Architects, the highest award given by the organization. It was chosen from a pool of applications by 100 practicing architects in Pennsylvania. It also received the Adaptive Reuse Award from the Easton Heritage Alliance.

Gallery hours are 10-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact the Grossman Gallery at 610-330-5831.

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