Past Exhibitions

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IAN BURNLEY

October 12 – November 16, 2014  Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday through Sunday

Ian Burnley is an artist who draws from history for inspiration. For this exhibit, the artist has created a two-channel video and a series of color photos. The works revisit materials from the past sourced from newspapers, magazines, and catalogs that depict the popular imagination of a past era. Burnley studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and earned a BFA from Cooper Union. His work has been exhibited at Leeds College of Art, Cooper Union and the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Burnley was a fellow in SHARP, Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program, in August and September.

 

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund through New York Community Trust.


 

 

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IAN GERSON

October 12 – November 16, 2014  Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday through Sunday

Ian Gerson is a sculptor, photographer and performance artist whose work explores information distribution and methods of display. He gathered a variety of artifacts from the banks of Snug Harbor’s waterfront on the Kill Van Kull to construct Miles Mariner’s beachside studio shack. Ian earned a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been exhibited at the DUMBO Arts Festival, El Museo del Barrio and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council among other venues. Gerson was a fellow in SHARP, Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program, in August and September.

 

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund through New York Community Trust.


 

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LEHNA HUIE

August 10 – September 14, 2014  Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

hours: 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday through Sunday

Lehna Huie’s colorful paintings and collages include portraits of friends, family and cultural figures that inspire her. She has exhibited at Flux Factory, chashama and Renaissance Fine Art in Harlem, NYamong other venues. Huie received a degree in art from the School of Visual Arts and was a fellow in SHARP, Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program, in June and July.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund through New York Community Trust.

 


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ERIC MAPP

August 10 – September 14, 2014  Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

hours: 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday through Sunday

Eric Mapp was born and raised on Staten Island and grew up in a family of artists, educators and musicians. He is a multidisciplinary artist whose work includes fashion, film, art and music, which informs his methodology FFAM. Mapp describes the practice of FFAM as a play on family and the way in which a community inspires and participates in the creative process. Recent projects include Rebuild Your Temples a painting installation that captures the spirit of community and explores socio-economic issues in the neighborhood of West Brighton. His activist work as an advocate on behalf of Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence includes workshops at PS 18 John Greenfield Whittier School. Mapp was a fellow in SHARP, Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program, in June and July.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund through New York Community Trust.


 

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LeAp / Learning through an Expanded Arts Program

June 12 – September 7, 2014  Public Art on Gazebo Row

A public art project presented in partnership with LeAp and students from IS/PS 25R. Each year contemporary artists collaborate with students to transform school lunchroom tables into colorful works of art that address important social issues in their communities and the world. The art tables are part of the largest student art exhibition in the history of NYC parks and span across all five boroughs.

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MARCUS ALLEN

June 15 – July 20, 2014  Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

hours: 12:00-5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday

Marcus Allen’s colorful digital paintings capture pop icons and youth culture. A new sculptural installation titledShoe Blox is inspired, in part, by the game Tetris and packaging design. He has exhibited at Deep Tanks and 5050 Skatepark and other venues. Allen received a degree in art from the College of Staten Island and was a fellow in SHARP, Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program, in April and May.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund through New York Community Trust.

 


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ARJUNA ROUTTE-PRIEUR

June 15 – July 20, 2014  Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

hours: 12:00-5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday

Arjuna Routte-Prieur has filled the gallery with sixteen new portraits that capture subjects immersed in noctural landscapes. An entire wall is covered with sketches in a variety of media that served as inspiration for the final portraits. He has exhibited at Armature Art Space and has been featured in Thrasher and StreetCarnage among other publications. Allen received a degree in art from The Art Institute of New York and was a fellow in SHARP, Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program, in April and May.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund through New York Community Trust.

 


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KEVIN DEJEWSKI

December 14, 2013 – March 2, 2014 Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
hours: 12:00-5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Dec 22, 2013 through Jan 7, 2014
Kevin Dejewski has been exploring weather on Staten Island. The artist built weather stations out of reclaimed lumber and driftwood that include instruments to capture wind speed, barometric pressure and temperature. The data collected is processed by a computer program and turned into audio compositions and video works. Dejewski’s work has been exhibited at Wallspace, Five Myles and chashama among other spaces. He received his BFA from SUNY, New Paltz.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund through New York Community Trust.

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HEEWON SEO

December 14, 2013 – March 2, 2014 Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
hours: 12:00-5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Dec 22, 2013 through Jan 7, 2014

Heewon Seo’s paintings and drawings incorporate humor and irony to capture unique objects and settings found at Snug Harbor. His work has been exhibited at Doosan Gallery, Alegra Laviola and Invisible Dog Gallery among other spaces. Seo is a graduate of Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund through New York Community Trust.


 

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Dutch Art Revival at Snug Harbor

Artists of the Nederlandse Vereniging van Zeeschilders present new works

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – Friday, May 9, 2014

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art | 1000 Richmond Terrace

 

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is pleased to host Dutch Light Sails to New York a survey exhibition of maritime art by the Nederlandse Vereniging van Zeeschilders, a collective of contemporary Dutch artists. The new exhibition features oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, gouaches, etchings, aquarelles, collages and sculptures. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 5th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art on the Snug Harbor campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island.

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