An exhibition of two and three-dimensional mixed media artworks, poetry, and spoken word opens at JCC Harlem on Tuesday, June 12. Summer Break begs us not to forget, as we approach the summer holiday, what it means to be a student in America in 2018. Through installation, interactive works, 2D artworks and performance, this exhibition examines issues that have broken the essence of effective, nurturing education.
This fall, Art In FLUX collaborated with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s (NoMAA) for it's annual public art projects series in Upper Manhattan. Artists were invited through an open call to examine the bench as a social construct, challenging ideas around parks and communal places and how communities co-exist within these spaces. Three NYC-based artists Suprina, Sam Holleran and Hugh Hayden were selected. Each artist had a very different take on the concept but share a playfulness in their responses.
Halstead Harlem features a new artist each quarter along with the permanent collection of works by Upper Manhattan artists. Meet spotlight artist Rejin Leys presenting fine art prints in collaboration with Art In FLUX and Coronado Print Studios.
The artists in Songs of Freedom collectively weave a story about the challenges women and girls face and the individual and communal strength it takes to stretch beyond clear and abstract restraints. All of the works in Songs Of Freedom are by women in a world where the constant need to protect, nurture, succeed, excel and fight (for gender parity) all co-exist.
Artists: Autumn Kioti, Hirut Yosef, Leslie Jiménez, Lital Dotan, Qinza Najm, Rejin Leys, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Sara Jimenez, Tara Sabharwal and Tomo Mori
Terrestrial Resonance: Artist Talk and Closing Reception
May 30, 2017
Stan Squirewell curator for Terrestrial Resonance will moderate a discussion with the featured artists: Kimberly Becoat, Leslie Jiménez, Michael B. Platt, Nate Lewis and Tammy Nguyen.
Closing Reception: 6:00 to 8:00 PM | Discussion begins at 6:30 PM
163 Malcolm X Blvd btw 118th and 119th Streets.
The exhibition examines the possibility that we are reflections of the past, present and future. All of the artists work with the figure and explore the idea that the body is a physical vehicle for spirits with a profound earthly connection. This exhibition is an attempt to find the thread that binds and moves humans to a common clarity of oneness and a greater appreciation of the spiritual being.
Stan will query the artists about their process, the importance of materials in these works and the links that unite this group of artists.
“Reflections” is a collaborative project with artist Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Art In FLUX and Three and a Half Acres Yoga featuring three interactive public sculptures that utilize the collective ideas of art and yoga as platforms for healing, harmony, and reflection while simultaneously encouraging inclusivity and diversity in two practices that are historically non-diverse.
Terrestrial Resonance curated by Stan Squirewell and featuring artists Kimberly Becoat, Leslie Jiménez, Michael B. Platt, Nate Lewis and Tammy Nguyen opens on Wednesday, May 3, 6:00-9:00PM in Harlem during FRIEZE Week. The exhibition examines the possibility that we are reflections of the past, present and future
The show, Woe-nderland, featuring five NYC-based artists – belinda James, Ben Ponte, Elan Ferguson, JaSon Auguste, and Tariku Shiferaw – opens Wednesday, April 19, 6:00-9:00PM at 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd. Woe_nderland presents two-dimensional works that evoke a collective feeling of world-weariness that saturates the current climate. The works in Woe_nderland cajole us into examining our circumstances just as recording artist, Nas does in his 1996 single ‘If I Ruled the World’, presenting a simultaneous testimony to the ills of society alongside a contemplation of its potentials.
Join us as we delve deeper into the subject matter being displayed through the use of lines, forms, colors and grids. Join us as we delve deeper into the subject matter being displayed through the use of lines, forms, colors and grids. For the second of two Artist Talks, we will be joined by COCO144, Pepe Coronado and Rejin Leys.
Join us as we delve deeper into the subject matter being displayed through the use of lines, forms, colors and grids. Join us as we delve deeper into the subject matter being displayed through the use of lines, forms, colors and grids. For the first of two Artist Talks, we will be joined by Glendalys Medina, Manuel Acevedo and the curator, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez
Art In FLUX brings uptown downtown at RUSH Gallery with an all-women show for the month of March. REFRESH curated by Art In FLUX and hosted by RUSH Gallery opens Thursday, February 23, 6:00-9:00PM at 526 West 26th Street, RM 311, NYC. The women in this exhibition were invited to present ideas within Art In FLUX’s 2017 curatorial theme of Re-Imagining A City, a yearlong curatorial exploration that examines how the structure of cities affects social justice, using art, play, and community engagement as a catalyst for innovating urban life.
Art in FLUX is collaborating with NoMAA for an exhibition at the NewYork-Presbyterian- The Allen Hospital called "Utopia". Artists are invited to present artworks that use art and play as catalysts for innovating urban life. Through two-dimensional works and an imaginative lens, the artworks can reshape or re-visualize parks, playgrounds, streets, public transportation, architecture, food, urban farms and communal places, re-imagining the city with playfulness and whimsy and encouraging peace, community, and egalitarianism.
The 5 caribbean american artist showcased uniquely interpret the most basic elements of art. The combination of lines, shapes and colors result in geometric designs that activate the senses and awaken ideas. Though made up of these ubiquitous artistic constants, the complex works powerfully convey various issues from identity and borders, to space and history.
Curated by Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, this new exhibition brings together concept and technique in a thought provoking manner.
3-4pm: Discussion with the artist from moderated by Henone K. Girma.
Throughout this new artwork series "Mythomania" Uday K. Dhar recreates the Gods in a series of mixed media studies with a new lens and in a contemporary context. He cultivates an alternative view of the history of Western Art by questioning what this imagery means to a person of color. With each application of paint and various other materials a conversation is happening between Uday Dhar and the deity. What makes the works intriguing is the subtle sensation that Dhar lived inside each one of them as he went through the process… becoming a reinvented version of Adonis, Apollo, Hercules, Sebastian and so on
Aloft Harlem, 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd., between 123rd St. and 124th St.
The Drum Circle by Susan Stair is representative of the textures, cultures, energy, passion and conflict that are prevalent throughout the city. Susan Stair, Jenevieve Reid and Dominant Dansby present a lyrical mixed media composition of the city with brushstrokes, clay impressions, collage, decoupage, graffiti tags and layers of photo and hand-drawn images.
JCC Harlem 318 W. 118th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and Manhattan Ave.
Art In FLUX presents an exhibition with JCC Harlem opening on 118th Street the first week in January. JCC Harlem invited Art In FLUX to present its opening exhibition because of Art In FLUX’s years of work in Harlem activating spaces.