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Opening Reception: Age of Rat and Bear

Dec 07 | Thu |
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Studio 9D and the Canopy Program are pleased to present Age of Rat and Bear, on view December 7th-9th, with an opening reception of December 7th from 6-8PM. This 12-artist group show is the culmination of the 2023 Canopy Program, a year-long mentorship intensive with artist Clare Grill.

The show's title comes from an essay by Anthony Huberman called "How to Behave Better," in which he champions "a new ethics of behavior [for artists], where winning matters less than wandering." The Age of Rat and Bear breaks from the strategic or competitive artistic modes of the past in favor of "a politics of care, an ethic of the commons, and a good sense of humor."

The 12 artists in Age of Rat and Bear have indeed spent 2023 wandering: creating their own fields of play, sharing radical candor and exploring their vulnerable relationships to knowledge. The result is a group of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations that feel as inviting as they are challenging, each planting a flag on a strange planet of their own.

Venue: Studio 9D

508 W 26th Street Map