Drumroll please… HAPPY FOCUS FRIDAY! 🎉
The FOCUS Series features one artwork, or in this special case, two artworks per month and includes thoughtful remarks from students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Starting this month, the ongoing exhibition is being curated by our fantastic intern and art history major Georgia-Kathryn Duncan. Both pieces chosen for this month are reflective of a central topic: “Play the hand you’re dealt?”
In GK’s words, “‘Blue Club’ by Richard Diebenkorn and ‘Kismet’ by Caitlyn Margol playfully engage in the dynamics of a card game. Are these cards from the same hand in a game, or are these two cards in a face-off to decide the winner? There is a phrase that is used often when regarding equity: “Play the hand you’re dealt.” Each of these cards are a part of a game, made by rules and systems for the players. Society works in a systematic process, akin to how a card game works. These works of art make us question whether to accept the cards we are dealt, or change the play in the middle of the game.”
→ Left: Richard Diebenkorn, “Blue Club”, 1981, aquatint, spit bite, softground
→ Right: Caitlyn Margol, “Kismet”, 2019, Etching
→ To learn more about the FOCUS Series, come visit the fourth floor of Benson to see the art in person and take a digital tour of the exhibition on the @bloombergconnects app 📲