Top Drawer, 2014, video still
Top Drawer, 2014, video still

September 6-October 18, 2014

Reception and Performance:
Saturday, September 27, 6-8pm
Free and open to the public

Click here to view PDF of Kate Gilmore: Top Drawer exhibition brochure.

Through her video, performance, sculpture, and installation work, Kate Gilmore explores themes related to the construction of identity and the shaping of power structures and hierarchies. This exhibition features a new, site-specific sculptural installation and video, entitled Top Drawer, as well as a selection of previous videos and photographs.

Built to Burst, 2011, video still
Built to Burst, 2011, video still

Gilmore creates large-scale sculptural structures that present physical obstacles to the artist as she maneuvers around and through them, recording her performance in a single video shot. “For me,” Gilmore states, “the fun part of making work is not knowing what it will end up being. Understanding the materials involved and my capabilities as a body, but not having a full comprehension of what the end product will be. It allows me to be more spontaneous and react to the elements in the structure more immediately.

Break of Day, 2010, archival digital print


A Tisket, A Tasket, 2013, video still
A Tisket, A Tasket, 2013, video still


Built to Burst, 2011, archival digital print


Wall Bearer (Performance, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC), 2011

Kate Gilmore’s solo exhibitions include The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; Parasol Unit, London; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and White Columns, New York. Group exhibitions include the 2010 Whitney Biennial and shows at MoMA PS1, New York, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, among others. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Gilmore holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and is currently Associate Professor of Art and Design at SUNY Purchase College.

Between a Hard Place, 2008, archival digital print

Kate Gilmore: Top Drawer and the 2014-2015 Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery schedule is made possible by a generous grant from the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the County of Suffolk and the Friends of Staller Center.

Blood from a Stone, 2009, archival digital print