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Betty Cuningham Gallery: Nancy Davidson - Dustup - 6 Sept 2012 to 6 Oct 2012

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6 Sept 2012 to 6 Oct 2012
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Betty Cuningham Gallery
541 West 25th street
New York, NY
10001
New York
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Nancy Davidson
Dustup
9/6/2012 To 10/6/2012


Artists in this exhibition: Nancy Davidson


Nancy Davidson: Dustup

9/6/2012 To 10/6/2012
Thursday, September 6, 6 - 8PM

Betty Cuningham Gallery is pleased to open its 2012-13 season with Nancy Davidson, featuring her inflatable sculpture, Dustup. This will be the artist’s first exhibition at the Gallery. The artist will be present for the opening reception.

Davidson, a sculptor and video artist, is known for her unique media - larger than life inflatable sculptures - and for her interest in American icons and gender issues. In 2005 with the support of a Creative Capital Grant, she began her exploration on the myth and reality of the cowgirl. After researching western women’s history Davidson focused on the rodeo cowgirl.

In this exhibition, Nancy Davidson’s Dustup offers a humorous, absurdist critique of the American cowgirl as a spectacle to admire, a tall tale fantasy of western legend. Like enormous puppets, the Dustup inflatables, suspended in midair, measuring 21 x 16 x 16 feet, combine playfulness and grandeur with a rodeo spirit. Davidson draws attention to the overblown, using satire to expand on the American fascination with the overly large, the ‘Super Sized.’

In addition to Dustup the exhibition will include two new sculptures, Dudette and Rowdyann and a video titled All Stories are True.

Nancy Davidson was born in Chicago. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975. Throughout her career, Davidson has been awarded numerous grants including ones from the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Council in the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Creative Capital. She has also been awarded residencies at the Yaddo and MacDowell colonies. Davidson’s sculptural works have been exhibited in a host of notable museums, including the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT, and the N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL. The artist currently lives and works in New York City.

Dustup is a Creative Capital premier. Nancy Davidson’s Dustup will remain on view through October 6, 2012.

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Betty Cuningham Gallery is located at 541 W 25th St. New York, NY 10001 T: 212.242.2772 F: 212.242.5959

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