Do You Remember?

Annual National Exhibition Juried by Cobi Moules

Memory is a fickle thing, acting like a tape recorder that wears down and degrades with each playback. Entire decades can be painted with broad strokes, or a single moment captured with seemingly perfect detail in the mind’s eye. A photograph, painting, or even an object can take us back to places we forgot. Without this material culture, entire histories, and the people’s lives within them can disappear. How do we as artists interact with memory in our work?

Gallery 263’s annual national juried show Do You Remember? showcases each featured artist’s relationship with memory in their art making process.

Featured artists

Juan Castano-Marquez, Cameron Barker, Dave J Bermingham, Jordan Davis Robles, Dance Doyle, Andy Duncan, Susan Emmerson, Rene Galvan, Joanna Garmon, Leah Hamilton French, Teddy Benfield, tK, Meagan Marsh, Sheila Novak, Katherine Patterson, Melissa Rivard, Claudia Ruiz Gustafson, Rebecca Skinner, Diana Walsh, Jeremiah David, Abba Cudney, Nichole Speciale, Caron Tabb, Procheta Olson

Banner image: Jeremiah Davis

Juror’s Note

“The large number of high quality submissions and the variety of approaches to meaning and material made the selection process difficult to narrow down but also very exciting in the ability to show a wide range of artists exploring memory though different lenses. While one artist works with the repetitive mundane acts of daily life another taps into the expansive cultural moment of space travel.  Each artist in the exhibition looks at memory in a different way, from the more personal and intimate to broader cultural, political and historical perspectives.  It is this vastness of scope that is what has interested me throughout the jurying process and what I think makes for a compelling show that focuses into attention on the past.” – Cobi Moules

On view: February 14 – March 16, 2018
Reception: Friday, March 1st from 7-9PM

About the Juror

Cobi Moules is a painter whose work navigates his queer and trans identity. Through play and humor he explores multifaceted notions of the self, autonomy, and gratification.

Cobi was born in 1980 in Oakdale, CA.  He moved to the Bay Area where he received a BFA from San Jose State University in 2004. In 2010 he received an MFA from The School of Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. His work has been exhibited nationally including The Leslie Lohman Museum, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Jepson Center, Crystal Bridges Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art and Smack Mellon. Notable awards include the SMFA Traveling Fellowship, Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, and the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant.

His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Crystal Bridges Museum, Leslie Lohman Museum, RISD Museum, Cornell Fine Arts Museum and 21c Museum. He has been an artist-in-resident at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ucross Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Vermont Studio Center, Space Gallery, among others.  He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

His work can be found here