EMERGENCY Book Release featuring Leidy Churchman in conversation with Amy Sillman

The Boston University Art Gallery celebrates the release of EMERGENCY, a book produced on the occasion of Leidy Churchman's exhibition LAZY RIVER, on view now through October 20th, 2013. About the artists Leidy Churchman is a painter who lives and works in New York. His work has recently been shown at Silberkuppe, Berlin; LISTE, Basel; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Stroom Den Haag, The Hague; the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; and Sunday L.E.S., New York. His forthcoming exhibitions include those at Bortolami Gallery, New York, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Churchman received his MFA from Columbia University in 2010, and his BA from Hampshire College in 2002. From 2011-12, he was a resident artist at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Frieze d/e, and GLU Magazine. Amy Sillman is a painter whose work engages with formal, psychological, and historical approaches to painting and to areas adjacent to painting, such as feminism, humor, collaboration. She is particularly interested in awkwardness, and in negotiating between abstraction and figuration, word and image, corporeality and thinking. Her work has been exhibited and written about widely in museums and galleries in the US and, more recently, internationally. Sillman has received numerous awards, including a Radcliffe Fellowship in 2011, the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowhsip at the American Academy in Berlin in 2009, The Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2001, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship and Pollock-Krasner Grant in 1999. A mid-career survey of her work and accompanying monograph, "one lump or two," will open at the ICA Boston in October this fall. Sillman works on the faculty at Bard College's MFA Program where she has been Co-Chair of the Painting Dept since 2005.
6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2013