About the exhibition
One of my favorite songs is "Road to Nowhere" by the band Talking Heads. As our nation is currently on a strange road to an ever darker place, I try to remain optimistic knowing that many good people are fighting against the ills of society to put us on a brighter path to an equitable and just future. Artists, like those working at NIAD, are helping to lead the charge, and the works that I selected all reference roads that I hope lead us to a safe space. Art, in kind, should always take us on a journey to nowhere, a place where we are truly able to be free.
About the selector
Eric Shiner is the Executive Director of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY. Eric brings with him a range of great experience to help bring Pioneer Works to the next level. From 2011-2016, he was the Director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, after serving as the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the museum beginning in 2008. He was most recently the Artistic Director at White Cube Gallery in New York. Prior to that he served as the Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art at Sotheby's. Throughout these experiences, Eric has demonstrated his commitment to lead in ways that promote diversity, inclusion and social justice.