October 12- November 9, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 12, 2–5 pm
An exhibit of contemporary art by Brazilian artists
Alice Quaresma, Gabriel Giucci, Leticia Galizzi
Brazil’s ambiguous relationship with Western Europe often assumes the form of a problematic quest for authenticity in a culture plagued by a feeling of double exoticism, foreign in Europe and yet not entirely native in America. Sérgio Buarque de Holanda opens Roots of Brazil claiming Brazilians to be “exiles in our own land” and 50 years later Roberto Schwartz speaks of a Brazilian sense of harboring “misplaced ideas.” Aren’t we all at least a bit exiled and our ideas at least a bit displaced? Brazilian culture is traversed with this keen sense of displacement.
Luiz Flavio, Two Pillows
May 14- July 20
and: Community Doll Collection
Opening Reception: Sunday May 18, 2-5pm
Doll-Like brings together artists working across disciplines and media who integrate ideas pertaining to dolls into their artwork. Puppets, marionettes, figurines, action figures and even living dolls are substitutes for our self, offering a vehicle to communicate and examine ideas about play, therapy, magic, ritual, spirituality, memory, scale, empathy, identity, gender and notions of beauty and idealized form. Subverting traditional ideas that we associate with this familiar emblem of our individual and collective humanness, this show aims to challenge our preconceptions and stereotypes.
Kimberly Mikenis, Video Still: Lost And Found.
January 26- March 9, 2014
Closing Reception, March 9, 2-5pm
Read Allan Appel's Write-up of Cityscapes in New Haven Independent
John Slade Ely House launches its 2014 exhibition schedule with Cityscapes an exhibition of painting, drawing, and mixed media works by artists who document their environment. Participating artists are Michael Angelis, Jeff Konigsberg, and J.D. Richey. There will be a public reception for the artists on Sunday, February 2, from 2-5pm.
Michael Angelis and J.D. Richey find interesting points of view of the city in the course of daily life. Both either residing or working in New Haven they include plein air painting as part of their art making practice. Documenting a city under development and renewal they record the juxtaposition of highway construction, city, state, and federal buildings, churches, and residential buildings that intersect and layer in our visual space.
In his “Drawings For Manhattan/City States” series Jeff Konigsberg draws and paints over digital prints of Manhattan. Some views in the work being aerial, others ground level, he envisions a city in the post Sandy hurricane period. His is an apprehensive view of the city, walled in with concrete, attempting to forestall the approaching destructive forces of nature.
November 17- January 19, 2014
Regular hours through Sunday December 22.
Open Saturday and Sunday December 28 and 29, 2-5pm
Reopen Saturday January 4th
Catalina Barroso Luque Claudia Cron
Tom Hebert Ken Lovell Ken Morgan
Paulette Rosen Paul Theriault
Digital Ground is an exhibition that explores the potential of combining digitally produced material in conjunction with traditional art practices such as drawing, painting, and photography. Use of recycled or repurposed materials as well as first hand production are included in the artists creative processes. Works as varied as Paulette Rosen’s scanned and drawn upon images of birds to Catalina Barroso Luque’s projected photo collage installation to Paul Theriault’s looping digital video works offer a survey of the ways artists are incorporating new technology into their art practices.
Ken Morgan, "VISUALTRICK#5", Digital Print
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