“Truths & Visions” at MOCA

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OPENING RECEPTION: January 29, 2015, 7pm-9pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Truths and Visions by sculptor, performance artist, and educator Joyce J. Scott. Join Scott and exhibition curator, Patterson Sims, at 7pm for a conversation about her work, career, and life. Stay on after the talk to view the exhibition and talk with the artist and curator in the gallery.

Joyce ScottArtist Joyce J. Scott lives and works in Baltimore. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles; Baltimore Museum of Art; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach; and American Craft Museum, New York. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Museum of Art and Design, New York; Houston Center for Contemporary Art; Bronx Museum, NY; Kentucky Museum of Arts & Design, Louisville; and Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. Collections holding her work include The Detroit Institute of the Arts; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Patterson Sims is the President of the Board of Independent Curators International (ICI). He has worked in the arts since 1969, and was Director at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey from 2001-2009. His distinguished career as a museum professional includes serving as Deputy Director for Education and Research Support at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. Prior to this, he was Associate Director for Art and Exhibitions and Curator of Modern Art at the Seattle Art Museum between 1987 and 1996, and was the first curator designated to oversee the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he worked from 1976 to 1987. He began his career as Assistant Director of O.K. Harris Works of Art, in the then newly-developing arts district of Soho, in 1969. Sims has organized one-artist exhibitions of numerous artists including Ellsworth Kelly, John Storrs, Jan Matulka, Viola Frey, Fred Wilson, Claire Zeisler, Willie Cole, and Hedda Sterne and co-curated four Whitney Biennial exhibitions.

Exhibition runs January 29, 2015 — May 24, 2015.

MOCA Cleveland, 11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

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