UP & COMING:
The Price of Half-Freedom:
Manuel de Gerrit de Reus; Enslaved, Condemned, Pardoned & Freed
September 15 - December 22
Opening September 15, 6-8pm
Shirley Fiterman Art Center
81 Barclay St., New York, NY 10017
Open Wednesday - Friday, 12-5 PM
The Price of Half-Freedom is the story of the first free Black residents in what was to become New York and the events that led to their emancipation: a murder, a trial, and a failed execution. This stories exemplifies the kind of Black solidarity and Black resistance worthy of our memorialization.
Can a Sculpture Feel Pain?
RECESS: SESSION Artist Residency
Opening November 2022
46 Washington Ave, Brooklyn
"Can a Sculpture Feel Pain?" seeks to relocate a recently decommissioned public monument to Recess’s gallery space where portions of the sculpture could be collectively re-imagined into a memorialization of a figure more worthy of contemporary public admiration.
"PASSAGES", Jamestown Art Center Outdoor Arts Biennial, Jamestown, Rhode Island
July - October 2022
"Six of the First:Yallah, Morandah, Mowoorie, Simboh, Yearie"
now on display at East Ferry Gardens, Intersection of Conanicus and Narragansett Avenues, Jamestown, RI 02835
Curated by Tal Beery, Erin Lee Antonak
Owning Earth is an outdoor sculptural exhibition consisting of 20 installations by 18 artists in response to systems of human domination over our environments and the urgent need to enact futures guided by mutuality and reverence.
Olana and the Color of Freedom
A discussion with Myra B. Young Armstead, Professor of Historical Studies at Bard College and author of Freedom's Gardener, considering how the timeline of Church’s site-specific masterpiece, Olana, runs concurrent to the experiences of men and women born into slavery in the Hudson Valley.
"Always Present, Never Seen" by Editor Chip Rowe.
"a-Historical Landscapes" featured in Highlands Current article on Black history in the Hudson Highlands "Always Present, Never Seen" by Editor Chip Rowe.
"The exclusion is reflected in recent artwork by Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, who has a studio in Beacon. In a series of prints, a-Historical Landscape, he took idyllic 19th-century landscape engravings typical of the Hudson River School and inserted images from anti-slavery almanacs and abolitionist tracts of the same period. “What makes these works so American, I think, is not what is depicted but also what’s missing,” he says."