FSU Art History alumna Kimber Chewning (BA ’14) has been hard at work for the past year as a second-year MA student in Boston University’s History of Art & Architecture program and as the Assistant Curator of Occupancies, an exhibition of contemporary art opening next month at Boston University Art Galleries. Chewning is also presenting her master’s paper in February at UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women Graduate Conference, “Thinking Gender, Imagining Reparations.” She is the Adult Learning Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and a graduate assistant at Boston University Art Galleries.
Occupancies, which opens February 2 in three Boston galleries, features artists who explore how individual and collective bodies create, negotiate, and inhabit space. The exhibition is co-curated by Chewning and Lynne Cooney, Artistic Director, Boston University Art Galleries.
From the press release:
Conceived as a response to the current political climate and to forms of personal resistance against systemic injustices, Occupancies assembles emerging and mid-career artists who use or intimate the physical body as a politicized site to forefront ideas of agency and visibility. While the exhibitions aims do not fit resolutely within the couplet of art and activism, Occupancies engages with the political and historical dimensions of the term “occupy” today.
Occupancies opens on February at 808 Gallery; Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery; and the Annex, Boston University, and will remain open through March 26, 2017.