“Gloves Off” — on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center from November 2 through December 17 — is Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s first comprehensive US solo exhibition. Bringing together recent video, sculpture and photography, the artist furthers her ongoing fascination with domesticity, the body, consumer culture, fashion, violence and stand-up comedy in a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary culture on the edge.
The boxing term “gloves off” is frequently used as a metaphor to characterize brutal political campaigns and post-9/11 military interrogation. The phrase aptly describes the subtle aggressions in American popular culture Rafferty lays bare.
The exhibition features installations on walls and floors, a new video and multiple works, including one measuring 20 feet long that consists of prints on acetate, painted and mounted on hand-cut Plexiglas. Rafferty presents these Plexiglas pieces as a “rogue’s gallery” of high-fashion figures. Like a row of mug shots in a police station, Rafferty mediates and exhibits figures in designer clothing sourced from retail websites.
Admission is free. Visit the gallery website or call (631) 632-7240 for hours and more information.
Upcoming Gallery Events
Thursday, November 2
Artist Talk with Sara Greenberger Rafferty, 1 pm
Friday, November 3
Art Crawl, 4:30 pm
Reception, 5 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday, November 8
Salon with Exhibit Curator Andrew Ingall, 12 pm