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Lisa Sigal, Margaret Evangeline and Julianne Swartz



An all-female crew of independent artists stands up to host Michael Rush in a lively conversation that should - at last - put to rest any prescribed notions of where a woman belongs. Margaret Evangeline, for example, firearms are her paintbrush. Lisa Sigal literally tears down walls to make her installations of paintings to turn our usual sense of home inside-out. Her works are usually site-specific but she created those in her current solo exhibition, "House Paint", on site at the Frederieke Taylor Gallery in Chelsea, where it remains on view through December 23, 2004. She says, When I dismantle a wall and lean a painting made on a sheet rock surface against a wall I wonder what exists, the illusion or the material. For my next show I would like to make a painting that feels like a book, a painting and a shelter. She has also created work for White Columns, the Weatherspoon Gallery, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Julianne Swartz alters perceptions through periscopes made with the smoke and mirrors of brightly painted sewage pipes and clear fiber-optic tubes. Her work was prominently featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and in the New Museum of Contemporary Art's "Open House" exhibition in the summer of 2004. She is represented by Josee Bienvenu Gallery in New York and currently has a solo show at Maine's Colby College Museum of Art.
 

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Artists in conversation and debate with host Michael Rush, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. In addition to his career as a museum director, he is an award winning curator, and widely published author and critic. He was Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, and Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004.
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