A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Art F City Recaps 10 Best Exhibitions of 2014

Art F City featured its 10 best exhibitions of 2014 and included in the list are three SAIC alumni. Greer Lankton's (1978) retrospective Love Me, which ran in November and December at Participant INC in New York, was called "awe-inspiring" and "jaw-dropping." Debuting at the Whitney's grand reopening this spring, alum and honorary doctorate recipient (1980) Archibald Motley's show Jazz Age Modernist, in its original iteration at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, featured paintings which "are made from the perspective of a black Chicagoan making art in the mid-20th century, a perspective we don’t see enough of it." Finally, alum Jeff Koons's (HON 2008) retrospective at the Whitney makes the list because "it brought together so much of his early work into one space. Take, for example, Koons’s iconic Equilibrium series, which doesn’t appear to have much to say when you see only the two balls floating in a fish tank. (And typically people see this piece on its own—the sculpture is the most frequently shown of all the works in the series, and its image the most highly circulated.) Displayed in the context of shoe ads targeting African-Americans, and bronzed life boats, though, the basketballs take on a more socially-conscious role."