muse muse


March 9, 2018 - April 6, 2018,

[2nd Floor]

With an invited international group of curators, this show emphasizes the relationship between curator and artist— muse muse, a muse muse, muse amuse, muse muse muse—the alliteration itself is almost inspiring.

While the trope of the artist and muse evokes a dusty and nostalgic image of classical inspiration, as conveyed by an artist such as Jean-Léon Gérôme’s 1890 Pygmalion and Galatea, or in the idea of bohemian artists working all night high in a garret under the almost divine inspiration of genius and ego, this show refocuses the concept of muse to directly display the real, transformative, and raw link between curator and artist, between artist and curator. This is the essential relationship upon which this show revolves. It is almost a reflection, perhaps not clear, perhaps distorted, or enigmatic.

Curator - Artist:

Thomas Beachdel Aaron Young

Theophilos Constantinou Nemo Librizzi

Richie Shazam Theresa Chromati / Martine Gutierrez

Antonia Marsh Grace Ahlbom

India Salvor Menuez Jahmal B Golden

Michal Nanoru Dušan Tománek

Lissa Rivera Naomi Okubo

Jo Rosenthal VirtuosoVirtuoso zine: Medar de la Cruz, Kellian Delice, Emma Kohlmann, Mica Levine, Hayley Martell, Marian Martin, Ambar Navarro, Kat Rose, Emerson Rosenthal, Charlie Rubin, Leticia Sampedro, Shane Saunders, Andrea Sisson, Marie Tomanova, Amanda Wallace, Thomas Watkiss, Linda Yang, Yulia Zinshtein, Dale Zine

David C. Terry Jaimie Warren

Marie Tomanova Pixy Liao

Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit

Organized by: Czech Center NY