On view at the Thomas Hunter Projects

Shirley, Gloria

A sculpture and sound installation  by
Rebecca Major

May 3-22, 2015

Closing Reception: May 22 4-7pm

Gallery open  
Thurs- Frid 2-7 PM and Sat- Sun 12-6 PM.

Thomas Hunter Project Space

Hunter College Ceramics Studio


Ms. Major is a mixed media artist, creating installations, video and sculpture, investigating notions of persona, identity and the body.  These themes are often melded with allusions to history as well as commentaries on social discourse, specifically women’s roles.  Shirley, Gloria, is an installation of a life-sized sculpture of the former 1930’s child star, Shirley Temple, and an audio recording taken in the 1960’s of a psychoanalyst and his patient, Gloria.  The work is a constellation of elements, probing performativity, voice and the dialectic of power and vulnerability.

Ms. Major (U.S.) is a New York based artist, born in Budapest, Hungary who grew up in the experimental theater group, Squat Theatre, where she was a frequent performer. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and received her MFA from Hunter College in 2014.  Her work has been exhibited at The Grace Space, New York, and The Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Mai Mano House of Hungarian Photography, Budapest, and the Kogart Museum, Budapest, among others.   She is currently developing new projects in ceramics as well as pursing an MA degree in Art History at Hunter College.


Visitors will need to get a "guest pass" from the main entrance at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave. You may then use any entrance to reach the Thomas Hunter Project Space, located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter Building.



Please call or email with any questions, especially if you have trouble entering the event:  Aisha 917-754-3291