Ogilvy & Mather New York is pleased to announce the opening of The February Show, on Thursday, February 17, 2011. The group exhibition, housed at the Ogilvy & Mather headquarters in New York, maps artwork across disciplines and aesthetics through a progressive selection of contemporary work.

The February Show highlights the perspectives and practices of 19 artists as expressed through  their contributions to contemporary culture. The title, The February Show, is meant to spark a dialogue about the impetus for demanding more thorough knowledge of our national history, yet also upon the absurdity that our nation assigns the recognition of Black American culture to the shortest month of the year.

Artists featured include Derrick Adams, Ernest A. Bryant III, Julia Brown, Mike Cloud, Yashua Klos, Simone Leigh, Kambui Olujimi, Jessica Ann Peavy, William Ransom, Loul Samater, Xaviera Simmons, Jeffrey Sims, Shinique Smith, Devin Troy Strother, Marc Andre Robinson, Hank Willis Thomas, Jina Valentine, Paula Wilson and Saya Woolfalk.

The exhibition has been curated by Jun Lee and Heather Hart, in partnership with Black Diaspora, an Ogilvy Professional Network.

Facts: A reception will be held to mark the exhibition’s opening on February 17, 2011, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in the lobby concourse and on the gallery walls of The Chocolate Factory, 636 11th Avenue, New York City.