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H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art opens season with ‘Privates’ Sept. 6-Nov. 4

  • The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art hosts “Privates,” a multifaceted initiative by Chicago artists Nicole Mauser and Tobey Albright, Sept. 6-Nov. 4.
    The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art hosts “Privates,” a multifaceted initiative by Chicago artists Nicole Mauser and Tobey Albright, Sept. 6-Nov. 4.
September 04, 2017

The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art will host the new exhibition “Privates” Sept. 6-Nov. 4. A free opening reception will take place on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art.

“Privates” is a multifaceted initiative designed to address overlapping behaviors inherent in the contemporary art community. Chicago artists Nicole Mauser and Tobey Albright have prepared exhibits from their private art collections.

The gallery functions as a book-like stage, making public an aspect of the artist that is typically unknown. In the tradition of a museum rotating its collection, the installation manifests in multiple iterations to provide insight into artists through the things they view and possess.

These collections comprise hand-crafted originals, secondhand store scores, internet marketplace finds, and bootleg fabrications. This effort addresses collecting as a holistic embodiment of art fanaticism and the mutual curiosities that compose the foundation of Mauser and Albright’s friendship.

Featured artwork will rotate on Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 14, and Oct. 21. The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (with additional Thursday evening hours from 6 to 8 p.m.) and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Other free events planned in the gallery during the exhibition include:

  • Thursday, Oct. 5: Mauser and Albright will hold a screening of video works from their collection at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Saturday, Oct. 28: Mauser and Albright will provide insight into “Privates” during a 1 p.m. talk and catalog release.

Visit the gallery website for details: www.carthage.edu/art-gallery