I am very happy to announce my first co-organized group show with Liene Bosque.
Opening Reception and block party: Saturday, August 8, 2-6pmOn View: August 8 - August 23, 2015 Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 1-6pm
Lorimoto Gallery:16-23 Hancock St. Ridgewood NY 11385
L Train to Halsey (2 blocks down Wyckoff to Hancock St.) or L & M to Myrtle/Wyckoff (5 blocks down Wyckoff to Hancock st.)
Featured artists include: Ekaterina Aksenova Julio Austria Karine Baptiste Cândida Borges Liene Bosquê Alva Calymayor Natalia Cavalcante Sophia Chizuco Helen Dennis Katya Grokhovsky Kiana Honarmand Denise Iris Mersiha Mesihovic Ido Michaeli Suyeon Na Eva Nikolova Amela Parcic Sepideh Salehi Runn Shayo Claudia Sohrens Denise Treizman Tuo Wang
Archimedes’ Bathtub takes its name from the over 2000 year old tale in which the storied Greek scientist discovered the answer to a question regarding the purity of a King’s crown by observing the rising of water as he settled into his bathtub; realizing that the phenomenon of aquatic displacement was a metric for determining the volume, then density, and subsequent purity of the State’s embodiment, Archimedes ran naked and jubilant through the streets shouting “Eureka!” This is often presented as a narrative of singular genius in service to mathematics (or a sovereign), however, it can also be seen as a metaphysical parable in which an individual can better observe the volume of their being in the displacement of that which surrounds them.
By using the more novel assessment of volumetric displacement as a metaphorical guidepost, this expansive exhibition brings together the work of 22 foreign born artists, all participants in the 2014 edition of the NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Ranging in mediums, the politics of space and body eke themselves through sculpture and drawing, through videos, installations, photographs, paintings, and performances. These varied works vividly assert themselves as comments on the textured shape and fragility inherent to societal notions of reality, while simultaneously reflecting the idiosyncrasies of the commenter’s own filtered view as strangers in a strange land. Indeed, the artworks then, are the observed effect of our own displacement wading through the muddy waters of culture.
Please join us for the closing party Thursday, August 13, from 6 - 8pm to check out our dynamic display of over 233 works by artists from all over the country and globe at $50 each! 10% of each purchase goes to Arts Gowanus, our incredibly talented and creative artist community. I will be there around 7pm.