"Misappropriation" Curated by Ashley Ramos
May 5th - June 15th 2016


Appropriation has been defined as “the taking over, into a work of art, of a real object or even an existing work of art”.  The practice can be traced back to Dadaism and Cubism, continuing into 1940’s surrealism and post war pop art, to the present where it is more widespread than ever before.  In a time where appropriation in art is commonplace, it is sometimes scorned and often the cause of legal disputes. “Misappropriation” presents four artists who definitively demonstrate how appropriation in the 21st century can be innovative, clever and thought provoking.

Opening reception, May 5th, 7-10 pm
Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, 98 Orchard St, NY, NY 1002