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Featuring work by: Jesse Harrod, Lisi Raskin
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 6-8pm
Fleisher/Ollman proudly presents Mending and Repair in Response, Jesse Harrod and Lisi Raskin’s first collaborative project spanning an ongoing artistic conversation begun in 2015. In taking up this conversation within the framework of Fleisher/Ollman’s renowned inventory, the artists connect with the work of 20th century self-taught artists like Joseph Yoakum, James Castle, and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein. In parallel bodies of work, Harrod and Raskin explore the terms by which they approach the work of other artists. The exhibition underscores Fleisher/Ollman’s long-term commitment to providing a space for contemporary art’s engagement with self-taught art. “Self-taught” has long been associated with “outsider.” Here, Harrod and Raskin update historical markers of outsiderness, such as race and class, with contemporary notions of queerness, gender identity, and disability in tandem with their artistic project of homage.