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GOLLY! the exhibition,
from 11 February to 14 March 2020,
at SRISA, Florence.
GOLLY! is an exhibition dedicated to Gary Jo Gardenhire’s reflection on the ways in which the personal can construct profound narratives about collectivity and the collective can provide flattened or fragile notions of individuality.
The works are a mash up of the artist’s abstract paintings and his pattern based works dedicated to the minstrel like Golliwogs; the former, a meditation on the artist’s Midwest upbringing, of quilting and of distant geographies and, the latter, a grappling with a form of ownership and active detachment of stereotypes from their human implications.
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