Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees
Shaking the Trees is the third exhibition in a series that invites an artist to imagine what a museum community space can be. Drawing upon the architecture of the Tang Teaching Museum’s mezzanine, Shaking the Trees creates a new community space for conversation and contemplation. Artist Nicole Cherubini forges connections between history, materials, purpose, and function in her sculptural works by integrating multiple elements such as platforms, frames, prints, wood armatures, plants, and found objects. The installation builds upon the artist’s longstanding exploration of the history of objects and space, and juxtaposes ceramic tiling, modular seating, sculpture, and works from the Tang Teaching Museum collection. Cherubini’s wall-to-floor installation of custom-designed tiles in wood and ceramic also serves as a platform where Cherubini invites other artists to engage with her work. These collaborations create new juxtapositions and open pathways for new conversations and exchange. Invited artists include Sarah Braman, Anne Truitt, Susan Jennings, Francesca DiMattio, Mindy Shapero, Pam Lins, Anya Kielar and others.
Nicole Cherubini was born in Boston in 1970 and lives and works between Brooklyn and Hudson, New York. She earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from New York University. She has presented solo exhibitions at several institutions, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Jersey City Museum, New Jersey; Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and The University Art Museum at the University at Albany. Her works have been included in group exhibitions at the Boston University Art Gallery; Boston Center for the Arts; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Permanenten: The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence; MoMA PS1, Long Island City; and SculptureCenter, Long Island City.
Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees is organized by the Tang Teaching Museum in collaboration with the artist and is supported by the Friends of the Tang.
Museum hours: Thursday-Sunday, Noon to 5:00 PM
The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, September 12, 2021.