Annual Members Juried: Duets

Exhibit Dates: 
May 6, 2011 - Aug 14, 2011
Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Gallery


Our most intimate relationships are one-to one. This year’s Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition features fourteen artists who present two examples of their work, inviting the viewer into a dialogue generated by each pair. Perhaps the most literal examples of the duet are the precisely choreographed performances by the duo Jay & Jae, whose videos document their synchronized efforts to negotiate objects and tasks. The intermedia pairings of John Schlesinger, Nicole Lenzi, David Meyer, Artemis Herber, Ron Longsdorf, and Nichola Kinch use surprise and wit to enchant familiar domestic spaces. Other artists—Annette Seidenglanz, Jenna Weiss, and Delainey Barclay—use abstraction to explore rhythm and emotion. Daniel Forrest Hoffman, James Lipovac, and Jessica Hoffman revisit archaic formats of communication for new creative possibilities. The paired works in Duets activate our imaginations about how the process of creating intimacy with people, places, and things is never static.



Daniel Belasco, Juror



JUROR: Daniel Belasco is a curator and art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art and design. In 2010, Belasco co-curated The Dissolve, SITE Santa Fe’s Eighth International Biennial. Since 2007, he has been Henry J. Leir Associate Curator at The Jewish Museum, New York City, where he has organized the exhibitions Reinventing Ritual (2009) and Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism (2010) while managing the museum’s contemporary Judaica program of acquisitions and commissions. Belasco has published in numerous art and cultural journals and lectured around the country. He holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a BA from Amherst College. 





Exhibiting Artists


Delainey Barclay • Wilmington, DE


Artemis Herber • Owings Mills, MD


Daniel Forrest Hoffman • Philadelphia, PA


Jessica Hoffman • Philadelphia, PA


Jay & Jae • Wilmington, DE


Nicola Kinch • Elkins Park, PA


Nicole Lenzi • Baltimore, MD


James Lipovac • Philadelphia, PA


Ron Longsdorf • Spartanburg, SC


David Meyer • Newark, DE


John Schlesinger • Philadelphia, PA


Annette Seidenglanz • Malvern, PA


Jenna Weiss • Philadelphia, PA