William Scott at Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New York


Curated by Alison Gingeras, Jonathan Horowitz and Anna McCarthy

October 3 – November 9, 2012

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, in collaboration with curator Alison Gingeras and artist Jonathan Horowitz, presents We the People, which provides an artistic view of the diverse demographics of our country, in contrast to the taglines and catchphrases of the 2012 election. We the People will run from October 3 through November 9, to coincide with the 2012 presidential election, and will take a close look at who the American people are, as seen through 68 different artists’ eyes.

We the People will create a diorama of the American populace using strategically chosen examples of figurative painting, sculpture, and photography. Works from American artists of older generations―including Romare Bearden, George Segal, Margaret Bourke-White, Alice Neel, Duane Hanson, Alex Katz, and Robert Rauschenberg—will be installed in cacophonous dialogue with works by a younger generation of artists—Tina Barney, Fred Wilson, Elizabeth Peyton, Barkley L. Hendricks, Nicole Eisenman, and Danny McDonald.  This exhibition includes work by Creative Growth artist William Scott as well as new pieces made for the show by artists Nate Lowman, Julio Cesar Morales, Richard Phillips and Swoon.