Childs Gallery | What Stands Before Us: Art in Quarantine | Boston


Robert Freeman, American (b.1946) Struggle, 2021 Oil on canvas, 66 x 90 inches

June 10 – September 3, 2021

What Stands Before Us: Art in Quarantine
Childs Gallery

In-Person Viewing:
168 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Virtual Viewing:

An opening reception will be held Thursday, June 10, 4pm to 8pm. Please RSVP to [email protected] to attend.

What Stands Before Us: Art in Quarantine is a group exhibition of art created during the Covid-19 pandemic. The exhibition encompasses the wide range of subjects that artists have personally grappled with during quarantine, including social isolation, the global health crisis, racial injustice, and climate change. This unprecedented time has brought new focus and greater urgency to the many challenges we face.

The exhibition takes its title from a line of Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb. Gorman implores us to: “lift our gazes, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us”; to confront together the many threats to our future.

The exhibition will feature artwork from David Avery, Resa Blatman,Thomas Darsney, Paul Endres Jr., William Evertson, Andrew Fish, Sean Flood, Robert Freeman, Jillian Freyer, Joan Hall, Jorge R. Pombo, Karen Lee Sobol, John Thompson, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Anthony Peyton Young, and Sara Zielinski.

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