Events

Violated Bodies: New Languages for Justice and Humanity

On view February 28th, 2018-April 13th, 2018

Opening Reception on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 PM

Violated Bodies New Languages for Justice and Humanity seeks to heighten awareness and understanding of the consequences of sexual assault, domestic violence, and similar heinous acts of personal violation. How can victims of sexual, physical, verbal and/or mental abuse come to terms with the injustices that have been forced upon them? How can these individuals move from being mere victims to courageous survivors? The exhibition attempts to answer these questions. The international contemporary artists within this exhibition have boldly addressed the ramifications violence can have on both the mind and body. (more…)

Internalized Borders

President’s Gallery

899 Tenth Avenue

6th Floor

New York, NY 10019

 

On view February 14th-April 13th, 2018

Opening Reception on February 14th, 2018 with performance art and music 5:30 – 8PM

 

Featuring 18 artists working through a range of media, Internalized Borders addresses immigration, identity, detention, and deportation. Taking the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center as a pivotal moment for the escalation of attacks on immigrants, this exhibition examines the various ways that language and legal systems create internal and external borders based on fear, the criminalization of identity, the economics of migration, and the construction of otherness. (more…)

Green Habitat

President’s Gallery

899 Tenth Avenue

6th Floor

New York, NY 10019

On view April 25th-June 30th, 2018

Opening Reception on April 25th, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm

As more and bigger natural catastrophes visit our planet, ecology based arts are gaining ever greater importance. Ecological art respects the ecosystems of living species and their environments from an ethical, social, contextual, economic and aesthetic perspective while seeking to remedy or preserve life. It is socially engaged and socially interactive, and at times even intervention-based art.

The artists of this exhibition are diverse in their use of media and approach. They include Milena Popov who utilizes natural materials such as tea with which to make her calligraphic horizontal scrolls entitled Landscape Painted with Tea: Conversation with Nature, 2016Barbara Roux’s At War With Plants, wall sculpture installation continues her work with endangered native trees covering the bark of her branches in camouflage materials. Mary Hrbacek’s anthropomorphic trees humanize nature in an effort to gain sympathy for them. (more…)

ROGUES GALLERY: Forty Year Retrospective of Courtroom Art from Son of Sam to El Chapo

On view November 29th, 2017-February 2nd, 2018

Opening Reception on November 29th, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm

Rogue’s Gallery – 1977 – 2017 – 40 Year Retrospective of Courtroom Art from Son of Sam to El Chapo showcases the work of three award winning and nationally known illustrators: Aggie Kenny, Richard Tomlinson and Elizabeth Williams. Through their art, viewers will learn about the wide and varied actions of the United States legal system. The images (most never exhibited before) show various New York courts and cases.

Artist Richard Tomlinson bequeathed his entire body of work to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Lloyd Sealy Library. Subsequently the Library’s courtroom art collection grew to include works by Aggie Whelan Kenny and Elizabeth Williams. This exhibition marks the fortieth anniversary of the Son of Sam case and the thirtieth anniversary of the Bernhard Goetz subway shootings. The John Jay exhibit allows observers to step into New York’s colorful historical trials and cases.

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