Viewfinder


 

Viewfinder

May 19 - June 14th, 2011

Viewfinder: Selected works from the NARS International Artist Residency Program New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation in collaboration with ArtGate Gallery is pleased to present four artists' work from the current and past participants of the NARS International Artist Residency Program. The exhibition brings together artists whose artistic practice involves references to familiar situations that invite the spectator to simultaneously link personal experience with the collective imagination.

Brian Lund, the first artist to participate in the residency program, works with drawings that translate motion picture editing systems into engaging colorful abstract compositions. He studies films of interest to create an archive of edit cut lists, notes and film-still sketches that document specifics within a production.

Maia Cruz Palileo's installations investigate a hyphenated cultural identity within a domestic environment based on remembered experiences and photographs from the 1970s and 80s. As a first generation Filipino-American, Palileo explores how outward appearances such as house décor, cars, bric a brac, and brand name ownership can represent assimilation into American culture while Filipino cultural signifiers such as language, food, and moral values remain unseen.

Daniele Genadry's colorful but quiet paintings investigate notions of time and place using material collected from her travels. Using shifting viewpoints and the changing conditions of seeing, found images and snapshots taken during bus, car and train rides are elongated into a slower form and allowed to re-present themselves as experience. Genadry recreates and reenacts these images as if they were a distinct location – a space and frame, in and of itself – with infinite possibilities. Moments and minute peculiarities become placeholders as they are recognized, recorded and lost.

Christopher Robbins works on the uneasy cusp between public art and community action, creating sculptural interventions in the daily lives of strangers. He merges heavy material demands with a carefully crafted but somewhat perverse work-process to create awkwardly intimate social collaborations.

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The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level as well as engaging the local community in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area. NARS provides an array of creative support services and professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists through short-term integrated residency programs, affordable long-term studio spaces, progressive exhibition programs, and engaging public programs. These services operate in conjunction with our education and community outreach initiatives. Our mission is to present diverse platforms on which to nurture creative inspiration and innovative cross-pollination of ideas.


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