80 Pages, fully-illustrated
Softcover, perfect bound
Published by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Genesis Belanger: Through the Eye of a Needle, organized by Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart
Essay by Amy Smith-Stewart
Design: Gretchen Kraus
Production Coordinator: Caitlin Monachino
Copy Editor: Mary Cason
Printer: Shapco, Minneapolis, MN
Through the Eye of a Needle is the first major solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Genesis Belanger (b. 1978), whose practice spans sculptures and tableaux, primarily composed out of porcelain, stoneware, and upholstery. Anthropomorphizing common household objects--lipsticks with wagging tongues, lamps with ladies' pearls, and tins with doey-eyed sardines--Belanger's methodology blends Surrealism and Pop art with a self-possessed feminism informed by a career inside the fashion and advertising industries. Debuting an entirely new body of work specially conceived for The Aldrich, Belanger will create her largest and most elaborate mise-en-scène to date: dozens of animated objects arranged on ghostly furnishings that suggest narratives about our anxiety afflicted present. The artist's first museum publication, featuring an essay by the exhibition's curator, Amy Smith-Stewart, will accompany the show.
Genesis Belanger: Through the Eye of a Needle is on view at The Aldrich September 21, 2020 to May 9, 2021.