The Halsey Institute hosts between five and seven exhibitions per year, highlighting adventurous contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists of national stature. All exhibitions are accompanied by extensive educational programming. In addition, the Halsey Institute has maintained a strong international component over the years, bringing in artists from all over the world for residencies, lectures, and exhibitions.

up now | Alyson Shotz | May 22 - July 11, 2015

Alyson Shotz
Force of Nature

This eponymous exhibition features new and recent work by Alyson Shotz, a Brooklyn-based abstract artist who creates monumental sculptures, photo-collages, and installations. Her practice examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass, and space. Shotz bridges disciplines in her work, drawing on scientific methods, mathematical principles, and literature, among other fields.


upcoming | Something to Take My Place | August 22 – October 10, 2015

Something to Take My Place
The Art of Lonnie Holley

Something to Take My Place / The Art of Lonnie Holley features a selection of the artist’s assemblage works from the early 1990s, with an emphasis on recent work. Lonnie Holley will be creating works on site and the exhibition will feature a selection of 35-40 works on loan from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. Lonnie Holley incorporates natural and man-made objects, already imbued with cultural and artistic associations, into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events.


upcoming | Jiha Moon | October 24 – December 5, 2015

Jiha Moon
Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here

Jiha Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan, and China and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore. Featuring over fifty works, Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography such as the characters from the online game Angry Birds© and smart phone Emojis which float alongside Asian tigers and Indian gods, in compositions that appear both familiar and foreign simultaneously.


upcoming | Susan Klein: shadow things | October 24 – December 5, 2015

Susan Klein

Klein’s painting explores questions of time, of accumulation and losses, of spaces that become layered by history. In her paintings, she often combines imagery from separate places and times into one image. Usually, she begins with a landscape painting, sometimes rural, sometimes urban. She then works over these representational paintings, referencing the visual world of objects.


Community Partners 2015