Misty & Mother (1982)
William N. Copley in ‘Animal Farm’ at The Brant Foundation (May 14 – Sep 15, 2017)
May 2, 2017

A selection of William N. Copley paintings will be highlighted in Animal Farm, a group exhibition curated by artist Sadie Laska that will be held at The Brant Foundation from May 14 until September 15, 2017. Drawing from 1980s Pop icons in The Brant Collection (Haring, Basquiat, and Scharf), as well as loans from museums, galleries and other private collections, Laska has formed a selection of artists whose work is influenced by pop, politics and media. Fittingly, Laska has chosen examples from Copley’s X-Rated, Patriotic and Whorses series, which together will present an arresting slice of Copley’s exploration of political, sexual and personal imagery.

Participating artists:

Nina Chanel Abney

Rita Ackermann

Alex Bag

Jean‐Michel Basquiat

Katherine Bernhardt

Lizzi Bougatsos

Joe Bradley

Sarah Braman

Bread and Puppet Theater

William N. Copley

Thornton Dial

Nicole Eisenman

Denzil Forrester

Jason Fox

Keith Haring

Wally Hedrick

Lonnie Holley

Sadie Laska

Chris Martin

Jeanette Mundt

Laura Owens

Joyce Pensato

Carol Rama

Tyson Reeder

Peter Saul

Bill Saylor

Kenny Scharf

Josh Smith

Agathe Snow

Spencer Sweeney

Henry Taylor

Don Van Vliet

Sue Williams

For visitor information, please visit the Brant Foundation website.