Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
In MVMT: Sketches, interdisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo reacts to the interconnectivity of personalities that enter his social-scape in a nonlinear state of flux and awe. His photo series is an ongoing study of the contour the body and how storytelling is expressed with the skeletal-medium. On display will be photographs created with an international display of MVMT artists, as well as recent performative exploration and collaborations.
An artist talk with Perdomo (free with gallery admission) is scheduled for December 2, 2017, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.
This exhibit is made possible in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.
Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Free admission
Staten Island in Movement activates varying environments through movement. Rosita Roldan, professional dancer and choreographer for over 35 years, uses photography to capture the beauty of local dancers as they meld into the landscape.
A panel presentation and artist talk with Roldan (free with gallery admission) is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.
This exhibit is supported in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Bldgs C & G)
Free with gallery admission
Join Commons Galleries artist Brandon Perdomo for a artist talk on the themes of his exhibit, MVMT: Sketches.
MVMT: Sketches: Interdisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo reacts to the interconnectivity of personalities that enter his social-scape in a nonlinear state of flux and awe. His photo series MVMT: Sketches is an ongoing study of the contour the body and how storytelling is expressed with the skeletal-medium. A collection of photographs created with an international display of MVMT artists will be exhibited, as well as recent performative exploration and collaborations.
Art Lab, Building H
Exhibit open from Dec 9 – 31
Artist Talk: Dec 16 | 2:00 PM
Closing Reception: Dec 30 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM
In Old Timers: Small Box in the 21st Century, artists Raul Barquet and Alyssa Rapp exhibit a series of portraits featuring small business owners effected by shrinking industries. The gelatin silver photo editions are created using a hybrid technique that allow the artists to combine photography and lettering during the printing process.
Both Barquet and Rapp work in hand lettering and analog photography, media that are largely considered obsolete, which mirrors how the subjects have seen modern technological advancements apply pressure to their businesses. With this project, the artists hope to bring attention to small local businesses and strengthen allegiance to the local community and its economic well being.
During each visit with the subject, the artists conduct an informal interview and learned about the history of the business, their own history, motivations, and feelings in regards to how their industry has changed. The interviews are recorded and selections are available for exhibition guests to listen to while they view the portraits. A catalog featuring each piece in the exhibition will be available, as well as additional photos, preliminary typographic sketches, and printed excerpts from our conversations with the business owners.
During the interview, Alyssa Rapp takes both posed and candid shots of the business owner in 35mm film. Upon developing of the film, Raul Barquet re-imagines text-based logos for the businesses that fit within the composition of the photo. The drawings are painted on a sheet of clear mylar before being printed in the dark room at the same time as the negative.
Both artists have been working in their respective media for over 10 years. Barquet creates typographic work using the tools of pre-digital graphic artists, choosing pencil and ink or sign painter’s enamel. Rapp is a photographer, using the digital medium for commercial work but continuing to use film for her fine artwork.
This project is a recipient of a 2017 DCA Premiere Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.