A Kinder, Gentler Nation (1988)
Karma presents ‘Kinder Gentler Nation’ (Jan 7 – Feb 9, 2018)
January 8, 2018

Works by William N. Copley appear in Kinder Gentler Nation, an intergenerational group show presented by Karma featuring artists that “use the figure as a point of departure and arrival.”

Other artists include:

Rita Ackermann
PaweĊ‚ Althamer
Joan Brown
Derrick Alexis Coard
Barkley L. Hendricks
Robert Hudson
Cheyenne Julien
Marie Laurencin
Irving Marcus
Barbara Nessim
Woody De Othello
Richard Prince
Joseph Raffael
Michael Williams

From the press release:

“Here are dancers, skeletons, humanoids, caricatures, aliens, Afrogods, rubber-hose cartoons, dapper gents, melting limbs, wrestlers, fools, aristocrats. These figures are sites for narrative, abstraction, symbology, architectural deconstruction, portraiture, surrealism and a myriad of other strategies, drawn, scratched, painted, sculpted, and collaged. Together as a motley and intriguingly ill-fitting group, themes and conversations, not to mention multiple overlapping histories (Appropriation, Classicism, Funk, Outsider Art, Pop), emerge between the artists.”

The show will be on view until February 9, 2018. For more information, please contact Karma at info@karmakarma.org.