image of a hand cut paper collage and graphite drawing by Catalina SchiebenerImage credit: Catalina Schliebener, "Growing Sideways," 2021, hand cut paper collage and graphite

Growing Sideways

Artist: Catalina Schliebener

Curator: John Chaich

In our first Mills Gallery exhibition since March 2020, BCA presents Catalina Schliebener: Growing Sideways, curated by John Chaich, in which dozens of drawings-on-collage frame the Mills Gallery space to culminate in a site-specific, floor-to-ceiling installation, growing across two- and three-dimensional surfaces and creating a disjointed narrative exploring gender formation and erotic curiosity.

    • Closing Conversation:
      Saturday, October 23, 2021, 6pm – 7:30pm
      For the Closing Conversation of the Mills Gallery exhibition Catalina Schliebener: Growing Sideways, the artist is in conversation with Philadelphia-based artist Samantha Nye, whose exhibition My Heart’s in a Whirl is currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In their practices and friendship, the two artists bring connected but divergent approaches to gender, queerness, age, materiality, and space. The two artists will be joined by the two curators, John Chaich and Michelle Millar Fisher. We hope you can view both exhibits before the conversation on the 23rd.
      Click here to RSVP for the Closing Conversation.


    • The Mills Gallery will be open Wednesday – Saturday, 1pm – 6pm, or by appointment.


    • Opening: September 18, 2021


  • Exhibition open through October 24, 2021

Catalina Schliebener: Growing Sideways kicks off BCA’s new 1:1 Curatorial Initiative series. 1:1 is a series of community-sourced one-person shows that are collaborative projects between one artist and one curator.

Read Cate McQuaid’s review in The Boston Globe.