Jun 21-23, 2024

Francis Cape: Utopian Benches

Francis Cape’s “extraordinary gathering of faith-based furniture” (Roberta Smith, The New York Times) - meticulous copies of benches built and used in communal societies in North America from the 18th-century to the present - have been extensively shown across the United States, and is currently in exhibition at Catskill Art Space in Livingston Manor. The project is also the subject of a handsome book, We Sit Together: Utopian Benches from the Shakers to the Separatists of Zoar (Princeton Architectural Press). Cape joins Deep Water Literary Fest to discuss his exploration of “communalism as both a historic and contemporary alternative to individualism.” Drawings and photos of Cape’s benches will be on display.

Presented in association with the DVAA and Radio Catskill.

Jun 21, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Krause Recital Hall, DVAA, 37 Main St, Narrowsburg, New York
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Francis Cape

Francis Cape was born in 1952 in Lisbon, Portugal. He received his BFA in 1982 from City and Guilds of London Art School and MFA in 1991 from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has had solo exhibitions at The College of Saint Rose Art Gallery, Albany, NY (2000); Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO (2004); The High Line, New York, NY (2010); and Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA (2011)., among other. He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY (2000); Nothing Compared to This, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (2004); About Face/Façade, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL (2007); and at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA (both 2012-14). Cape currently lives and works in Narrowsburg, NY.

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