Apr 30–Jul 31, 2005


Springtide, 2005, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

Named for the powerful “springtide” around the time of the new moon, this exhibition presents a rush of new and recent work by five artists. Without enforcing any singular theme the works coalesce around strong visual connections. The figure, as both a presence and an absence, evokes, through works that are themselves acutely realized, an exquisite sense of vulnerability and longing. Animals are noticeably at large, bringing along their intensity; fabric appears in a number of works as a material to mute form.
Louise BourgeoisTroy BrauntuchPatty ChangBerlinde De BruyckereErick Swenson

"ICA acknowledges the primary sponsorship of The Buddy Taub Foundation. We are also grateful for the generous support of ICAs Leadership Circle: Meredith & Bryan Verona; Keith A. Morgan/AAMCO Transmissions, Inc.; Emily Chen Carrera & Chris Carrera; Cecile & Christopher DAmelio; Glenn R. Fuhrman; Katherine Greenberg; Paula & Robert Hoy; Maria T. Hrvatin/Cozen OConnor; Carolyn & Michael Jacobs; Amy & John Phelan; Eric Rymshaw & James Fulton; Mary & Matthew Sample; Andrew & Lynn Stutzman/Stradley; Ronon, Stevens & Young; John Wind & Kirk Kirkpatrick; Thomas Miles; Peter J. ODwyer; Anurag Bhargava; Deborah & Craig Cogut; Robbin Cook; Paul M. Curci; Ellen & Gary Davis; Sara Fitzmaurice & Perry Rubenstein; Victoria Voytek & Robert A. Fogelson; David B. Ford; James Gertler; Myles Kelly; Suzanne & Jeffrey Koopman; John P. Korman; Nicole & Michael Kubin; Eric S. Lane; Marc R. Lisker; Tamar & Steve Olitsky; Norma & Larry Reichlin; Jeanne Scandura; Daniel Scheffey; Josephine & Christopher Schlank; Nancy & Richard Wolfson; Bunni and Paul Copaken /Copaken Family Foundation; William F. Koenigsdorf; and Cindy & Gary Schwartz.

Additional support has been provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Dietrich Foundation Inc., the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art, friends and members of ICA, and the University of Pennsylvania."