Sonia Louise Davis Selects
Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts
December 9-18, 2021
Greene Naftali Gallery
This is the seventeenth Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) benefit exhibition. Extending the “artists for artists” history of the organization, FCA invited artist Sonia Louise Davis to serve as curator. Davis has generously supported FCA for many years through service on grant panels and as an artist contributor.
Interested in the connection among artists, Davis took works by Suzanne Jackson and Robert Rauschenberg on view here as her curatorial framework.
106 artists have generously donated the works in this exhibition to benefit FCA’s programs of support for individual artists.
On Saturday, December 18 at 3PM, there will be a performance by Ashley Grier who will respond to works on view in the exhibition through voice and movement. Grier is an interdisciplinary artist who utilizes her background as a classically trained singer and performer to create mythologies and build worlds with and around the human voice and body.
From the Curator, Sonia Louise Davis
“Artists for artists,” the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ guiding principle, should be a mantra. Curating this year’s benefit exhibition has been both an honor and a charge. The urgency of our present moment demands the kind of care I witness within the communities I’m a part of. As artists, we never do our work alone. We recommend our peers, assist our mentors, show up for friends at their exhibitions and performances. Community is an active verb—it’s something we must do.Download Checklist
Esteban Cabeza de Baca
Sonia Louise Davis
Iris Yirei Hu
Jennie C. Jones
Millie Kapp and Matt Shalzi
Nancy Y. Kim
Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born
Marcela E. Torres
Patrice Renée Washington