Urban Visions

February 27 - May 2, 1999

Urban Visions showcases three international, female artists whose work examines issues of social space and urban environment.

The artists included in the exhibition - Rita McBride, (U.S), Marjetica Potrc (Slovenia), and Sophie Tottie (Sweden) create intriguing art that questions architectural issues and how they impact individuals and society. All three artists will create work for the Worcester Art Museum.

"While each of these artists has been represented in important international exhibitions, their projects remain relatively unknown in the U.S.," says Jessica Morgan, curator of contemporary art. "Through this exhibition of new work and an accompanying full-color catalogue, I hope to broaden awareness of the artists' significant bodies of work; draw attention to an important and vibrant area of contemporary art; and generate discussion about possible junctures between art, architecture, gender, and design."

These artists work in sculpture, wall drawing, photography, and video. Potrc's and McBride's work will be on view in the Museum's impressive new Contemporary Art Gallery, and Tottie's will become the second Wall Project displayed in the Renaissance Court. Experience the energy of Urban Visions, and see how it influences your perception of architecture's impact on the surrounding environment.

This exhibition has been generously supported by Lannan Foundation.