Yale University School of Art
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32 EDGEWOOD GALLERY

32 EDGEWOOD GALLERY

32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, CT Open to the public and free of charge Gallery Hours: 12-6:00pm Tues.-Sun.(closed Mondays)

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SIDE SHOW

This January, the Yale School of Art’s 32 Edgewood Gallery will present Side Show, an exhibition about the intersection of fine art and the historical American popular entertainment world of the side show – in which the bodily display of the abnormal, human or animal, would be the focus of the event. Issues of race, ethnicity, gender and disability will be considered.

Side Show

On view January 13 – March 20, 2015

Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Gallery Gallery Hours, 12 -6pm, Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays)

Opening reception January 13, 6.30-8.30pm with sideshow acts Johnny Fox and The Great Fredini and performance artists Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz, following a lecture by Ricky Jay, Magician, Collector and Historian at 5.30pm, 36 Edgewood, room 204

Panel Discussion January 26, 6.30-8.00pm with performer Todd Robbins, sideshow impresario Dick Zigun YSD ’78, Performer/Director Jennifer Miller, artists Riva Lehrer and Pamela Joseph, following a performance by Coney Island Sideshows by the Seashore at 5.30pm, 36 Edgewood, room 204, (courtesy of the Traphagen Fund)

Lecture with artist Jane Dickson,Feb. 3, 12.30pm, 353 Crown Street, room C220

Lecture with Kathleen Maher, curator at the Barnum Museum, February 13, 12.30-1.30pm, 1156 Chapel Street

Lecture with Yale University Art Gallery artist-in-residence, Chris Daze, January 21, 6.30pm, 1156 Chapel Street, room B03

Banner painting workshop for Yale students with Coney Island artist-in-residence, Marie Roberts, January 30, 11.00am-4.00pm, 1156 Chapel Street

Sign hand-lettering workshop for Yale students with artist Joe Amrhein, Friday, February 6

Poynter Fellowship lecture with cultural critic, Mark Dery, February 19, 1.30-3.20pm, 1156 Chapel Street, room B03

Poynter Fellowship lecture with James Taylor, historian and publisher of Shocked and Amazed, March 3, 6.30-8.00pm, 1156 Chapel Street, room B03

Poynter Fellowship lecture with photographer Susan Meiselas, Feb. 24, 130-3pm1156 Chapel Street, room B03

For more information: (203) 432 2600 Open to the public and free of charge, seating first come, first-served.

Lisa Kereszi, MFA 2000, Critic, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art, and Curator of the Exhibition

This exhibition has been made possible by an Anonymous Donor with support from the Hayden Fund for Arts and Ideas.

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Press Release

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Curator’s Statement


BACKGROUND IMAGE COPYRIGHT MARIE ROBERTS

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CONTORTIONIST IN RED BY DAVID CARBONE

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CAN’T NEVER COULD / THE COURAGE TO FACE THE TRIALS AND BRING A WHOLE NEW BODY OF POSSIBILITIES INTO THE FIELD OF INTERPRETED EXPERIENCETHAT IS THE ARTIST’S DEED. JOSEPH CAMPBELL BY ROGER BROWN, 1991

“As an artist your role is to sit back and observe objectively. If you become part of the freak show, you’re dead. You’re just another whore. The real job of an artist is to use what’s going on, not be used by it.”

Roger Brown, Dialog magazine 1987

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ARTISTS INCLUDED

Diane Arbus Max Beckmann Susan Meiselas Weegee Otto Dix Peter Blake Chris Daze Ellis Roger Brown Pamela Joseph Jane Dickson David Carbone Johnny Meah Arnold Mesches Robert Cruikshank John Kay John Waters Al Stencell Fred Kahl Toni Lee Sangastiano Marie Roberts Edward Kelty Anonymous Henry Gerbault Fred Johnson Joe Coleman David Snap Wyatt James Mundie Ed Paschke Riva Lehrer Unknown And others

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PRESS

SEE ALSO:   OPENING NIGHT IN HARTFORD COURANT   


SEE ALSO:   NEW HAVEN REGISTER   


SEE ALSO:   NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT   


SEE ALSO:   YALE DAILY NEWS   






FURTHER READING

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Life as We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child, on Down Syndrome, Epilogue by Michael Berube

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Essay by G. Thomas Couser on Vulnerable Subjects


LINKS

SEE ALSO:   RICKY JAY   


HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME!
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SEE ALSO:   BARNUM MUSEUM   



DO NOT MISS THIS!
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Mat Fraser II, 2014 by Riva Lehrer

SEE ALSO:   MAT FRASER   


SEE ALSO:   INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR MAT FRASER   


SEE ALSO:   JULIE ATLAS MUZ   



ALIVE!
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SEE ALSO:   RIVA LEHRER   



SEE ALSO:   JOHN WATERSDREAMLAND NEWS   


SEE ALSO:   DIANE ARBUS – HUBERT’S MUSEUM   


SEE ALSO:   NORWALK NATIVE JOE COLEMAN   


SEE ALSO:   ARNOLD MESCHES   


SEE ALSO:   SUSAN MEISELAS CARNIVAL STRIPPERS   


ALIVE ON THE INSIDE!
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SEE ALSO:   MARK DERY   



SEE ALSO:   JANE DICKSON   


SEE ALSO:   CZAR OF BIZARRE JOHNNY MEAH   



ALIVE! REAL!
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SEE ALSO:   TODD ROBBINS   


SEE ALSO:   JOHNNY FOX   


SEE ALSO:   THE GREAT FREDINI   


SEE ALSO:   JENNIFER MILLER’S CIRCUS AMOK   


SEE ALSO:   JAMES MUNDIE   


SEE ALSO:   DAVID CARBONE   


SEE ALSO:   ON SAARJTE BAARTMAN   


SEE ALSO:   CURATOR LISA KERESZI