Collar Works (NY), Open Call for Entries: Home
Deadline: September 14th, 2018
From their call: Home is where the heart is. Home is where you hang your hat. Home away from home. Homemade; homegrown; homespun. In idioms such as these, and in countless others, the notion of “home” can be understood as expansively as it is clichéd. Sometimes home is a physical place for living–a fixed building with a foundation, or an otherwise portable shelter, where domestic activities such as sleeping, preparing and eating food, and hygienic rituals can be carried out. But home is also a sense of place–one that can conjure feelings of refuge, family, nurture, or protection. And, as a destination (“home base; phoning home; homeward bound”), the idea of home solicits a range of responses, from nostalgia (“there’s no place like home”) to urgency, as its definition today is continually called into question with every legislative dispute over what constitutes a “border” and a “homeland.”
The works in this exhibition consider notions of home in the expanded field. Whether speaking to one’s personal relationship to a physical or psychological space, or to a broad sense of what it means to come from someplace, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to confront this complicated topic.
Guest Curator: Cara Manes, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA
Exhibition Dates: October 26th – December 22nd, 2018
Website link to apply: http://collarworks.org/calls-for-entries/
About: Collar Works is a non-commission art space located in Troy, New York dedicated to the support of emerging and under-represented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks. Expanding the current art vernacular in New York’s Capital Region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks.