Just Being Polite | chaNorth AlumNI

Photo Credits: Peter Fulop, Britta Olsen, Ian McAlpin, Jemila MacEwan


In our current cultural mood, bordering on oppressive politeness, the statement "just being polite" is a defensive exchange made between people when one’s politeness is rejected. Politeness has become a veneer to cover any and everything sensitive, damaged, uncertain, confused, unequal, oppressed, violent, sexual, personal, natural, primitive, uncontrollable, or conflicted. The artists in this exhibition are done “trying to be polite,” communicating instead with honest, complex emotions about difficult states and situations with agency, energy and without apology. 


Exhibition:February 3 - 13, 2018

Gallery: One Brooklyn Bridge Park, Chashama Space to Present


Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Amelia Heintzelman, with guest performer Leah Fournier
Jemila MacEwan


Special Event: Saturday, February 10, 3 - 6pm
Panel Discussion lead by Joel Kuennen, Chief Operations Officer and a Senior Editor of ArtSlant. Panelists: artists Maya Jeffereis, Skye Schirmer, Jemila MacEwan, Tim Cleary, Kelly Knapp
Residency information session:
*2018 Summer Residency Session of chaNorth, Chashama
*2018 Spring Residency, Process Park, ArtSlant residency in collaboration with chaNorth, Chashama
Artists Talks: Skye Schirmer, Jemila MacEwan
Performance: Jemila MacEwan 


Closing Reception: Tuesday, February 13, 6 - 8 pm

Open Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6 pm
On view 24/7, through the window.


Just Being Polite features the work of Chashama’s Fall 2017 chaNorth Residency alumni.

Artists: Amelia HeintzelmanConnie NoyesJemila MacEwanKelly KnappMaya JeffereisSkye Schirmer and Timothy Cleary
Curators: Brigitta VaradiPeter Fulop



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