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Curated by Rachel Stern

January 20-February 14, 2020

Opening reception: January 30, 2020, 5-7 pm

 

LOVE 2020: Perfect Vision is the third biennial LOVE exhibition at Columbia University’s LeRoy Neiman Gallery. This series of exhibitions take the form of a lively conversation between artists across generations, medium, background, and context—all responding to the question: what does LOVE look like to you right now? Artist-curator Rachel Stern manifests an immersive installation of artworks that encompasses visitors with the exquisite and overwhelming sensations of love. For 2020, Perfect Vision asks participating artists to give special consideration to the ways in which both biological and psychic vision contributes to the construction of LOVE, interacting with positions of power. LOVE 2020: Perfect Vision seeks to define the utterly indefinable, to name and image that which by its very nature is without form or fixed identity. 2020 feels both like an impossible future arrived too soon and a cold dead weight refusing to budge or give in to our hopes for what comes next. It is tempting to look away, but LOVE 2020: Perfect Vision says to the future, as Carly Rae Jepsen implores, “Its hard to look right at ya baby. But here’s my number, so call me maybe?”

 

Participating artists include David AltmejdRoni AvivMario AyalaOona Brangam-SnellDana BuhlMichael Bühler RoseEsteban Cabeza de BacaNathan CatlanPeter CloughSean DowneyChristina GrahamHarry Gould Harvey IVPhoebe HintonHeidi HowardCary HulbertHypercomfBryan JabsJoseph KaplanLuke KendallJon KesslerPaul LegaultMatthew LeifheitCole LuPaula LycanErik MarcelAlexandra Rafael MartínezEdward MapplethorpeSusan MetricanPablo MontealegreEmily OliveraOren PinhassiLJ RobertsAdam Liam RoseGreg RubinYoshie SakaiPacifico SilanoJacqueline SilberbushSandra StarkMaia SternStipan TadicIka TreyTomas Vu, and Julie Yeo