Juror: João Ribas, Curator of Exhibitions, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (formerly, curator, The Drawing Center, New York)
Leah Bailis, Andrea Beizer, Gabriel Boyce & Preston Link, Bruce Campbell, John Costanza, Michael Davis Carter, Hannah Heffner, Pernot Hudson, James Johnson, Sebastien Leclercq, Erika Mayer, Gabriel Martinez, Kristina Martino, Quentin Morris, Matt Neff, Robert T. Pannell, Mia Rosenthal, Fay Stanford, Mark Stockton, Judith Taylor, and Dino Vasquez.
Featuring 22 works juried from a record number of 1,256 entries submitted by 567 artists living within a 40-mile range of the University, “Works on Paper 2009” is among the most incisive iterations of the show in two decades. With its layering of organic, formal affinities and open, associative themes, the resulting show can be read as a curated effort expressing a deeply focused and invested sensibility.
Ribas’ choices for the Arcadia Works on Paper exhibit raise issues of sharing, reproducibility and loss of copyright control. —Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosoff, The Artblog