Constant Carnival: The Haas Brothers in Context at KMA

Constant Carnival: The Haas Brothers in Context at Katonah Museum of Art March 15 - June 26, 2022

Constant Carnival: The Haas Brothers in Context explores the work of contemporary artists Simon and Nikolai Haas within the art historical tradition of the carnivalesque. The exhibition is the first to pair the Haas Brothers’ sculptures with historical, modern, and contemporary masterworks.  The exhibition, which traces the history of the carnivalesque from the sixteenth century to the present, is loosely organized around two themes: The World Turned Upside Down and Bodies and Boundaries. Each section will put historical and contemporary works in conversation with each other and with the Haas Brothers’ designs. Other artists represented in the exhibition include Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí , Joan Miró, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Kiki Smith. 

Jeila Gueramian: Let’s Step Inside Experience a magical environment created by artist Jeila Gueramian. Full of whimsical creatures and surprising elements hand-crafted from recycled textiles, the installation will entice visitors to inspect, discover, and engage with the playful creations around them. This family-friendly space is open during regular Museum hours.  

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Elena Grajek: Overdramatic The Spot Gallery will highlight work by Katonah Museum Artists’ Association member Elena Grajek. Grajek’s drawings, collages, and prints play with pareidolia, the human tendency to see an object or meaning where there is none. While her depictions of people and animals are deceptively simple and even child-like, her complex compositions, developed through layers of drawing, painting, and collage, suggest relationships and tensions among these characters, and invite the viewer to create narratives of their own.

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