Alum to Unveil “Weapons of Art” at Brooklyn Museum
On April 11 Broadway Art World featured Hero Safe, a new exhibition by SAIC alumna Caitlin Cherry (BFA 2010) opening June 7 at the Brooklyn Museum. Cherry’s show is the third in the second season of the museum’s continued Raw/Cook series, featuring the work of “under-the-radar Brooklyn artists.” The exhibition includes three painting and sculpture installations “that combine the look and feel of art and weaponry.” Inspired by military machines made by Leonardo da Vinci, Cherry’s non-functional weapons are “designed to both protect and destroy art,” the article states. “The two positioned in the Contemporary Gallery's arched overlooks aim into the Beaux-Arts Court below; one is loaded and appears ready to launch a painting at the grand chandelier; the other creates the illusion of having just launched a painting, suspended above it.” Cherry, who is the recipient of Yale University's Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship and recently exhibited work in the Studio Museum of Harlem's Fore exhibition, addressed faculty and students in a lecture at SAIC in March. Hero Safe runs through September 1, 2013.