MVMT: Sketches and Staten Island in Movement to open on October 21, 2017
Release date October 3, 2017
Staten Island, NY – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is excited to announce two new visual art exhibits on display in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in buildings C & G. The autumn 2017 exhibits (MVMT: Sketches and Staten Island in Movement) are both by Staten Island artists and examine how storytelling is expressed through the human form and how movement can be depicted in a static medium. Both exhibits are on display from October 21 – December 31, with a free opening reception on Saturday, October 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.
“Our newest exhibits invite viewers to engage in a dialogue between photography and dance,” said Melissa West, Snug Harbor’s Vice President of Curation and Production. “How can movement be captured by still photography? Both artists take on this challenge in exciting ways. Brandon Perdomo is an emerging artist who explores this inwardly, through Butoh and other expressive dance forms, while Rosita Roldan is inspired by the landscapes of Staten Island.”
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. 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.
Staten Island in Movement: 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.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, which is open from dawn until dusk seven days a week. General admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is $5 ($4 for students/seniors, free for Snug Harbor members), and winter hours are Thurs-Sun, 11 AM-4 PM. Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art acknowledges generous support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation. Snug Harbor Cultural Center is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate.