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Footnotes and other embedded stories

DATES: April 30–June 25, 2022
LOCATION: Artspace New Haven, 50 Orange St. New Haven, CT 06510
HOURS: Wednesdays–Saturdays, 12–6 pm
CONTACT: Laurel McLaughlin,

Artspace New Haven and the Yale University Art Gallery are proud to announce the opening of Footnotes and other embedded stories, April 30–June 25, 2022, a group exhibition of work from the Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artists in Residence Leonard Galmon, Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez, Allison Minto, Julia Rooney, and Joseph Smolinski. 

Each artist was invited to contribute works to Footnotes and other embedded stories from their residency that demonstrate their various forms of artistic research. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, installation, video, and prints. Footnotes and other embedded stories takes its point of departure from the tiny number that leads to an adjacent text at the bottom of a page. Within research, a footnote acts as a hypertext—disclosing a source, highlighting a reference, tracing a line from thought to thought. Outside of academic contexts they arise in conversational tangents, offering readers, viewers, speakers, and thinkers the opportunity to delve deeper, to embed themselves within the root of the text.

The paintings, installations, videos, woodcuts, and sculptures by artists Leonard Galmon, Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez, Allison Minto, Julia Rooney, and Joseph Smolinski reveal their relationships with research through these citations. Whether referencing communal relations through portraiture, reconfiguring the self through photographic collage, (re)imagining an archive from a never-realized New Haven HBCU, collecting and arranging objects in a curio-cabinet, or mining data concerning the uses of images in technology, these artists carry their sources through numerous stories and their ever-branching web of hyperlinks to bear on futural projections.

Footnotes and other embedded stories will have a public opening on April 30th, 6:00–8:00 PM at Artspace New Haven. The exhibition is also accompanied by a free public programming series at both Artspace New Haven and the Yale University Art Gallery, including artist-led workshops, conversations, and public projects. For more information about the series, please visit the Artspace calendar.

Major support for Footnotes and other embedded stories is generously provided by Happy and Bob Doran with additional support from the Yale University Art Gallery, the Andy Warhol Foundation, CT Humanities, Mellon Foundation, and VIA Art Fund.

In the interest of public health safety, we request that all visitors wear cloth face coverings unless doing so would be contrary to their health or safety because of a medical condition. We also request that everyone practice social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from other people) at all times. Orange Street will also be blocked to traffic so that guests can walk through the show and have an outdoor space available for socially-distanced conversation.  

Artspace New Haven  

Founded by artists in 1987 as part of the alternative space movement, Artspace is a non-profit organization providing exhibitions and commissioning programs that encourage experimentation and civic discourse while fostering an appreciation for the vital role artists play in improving our community. Artspace’s mission is to foster engagement with the visual arts by bringing artists and communities together to catalyze new ways of learning, thinking, and being.

Artspace is supported by state art funding from the CT Office of the Arts, a state agency funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New Haven. Additional support is provided by the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, the Andy Warhol Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, VIA Art Fund, Yale New Haven Health, Yale School of Medicine, and the Board of Directors and Friends of Artspace.