Exhibit: FORMED PERCEPTIONS at Corridor Gallery
FORMED PERCEPTIONS at Corridor Gallery
Curated by Charlotte Mouquin
April 13 – May 20, 2012
Opening Reception: April 15, 4-6 pm
Performance event: April 29, 2-4 pm
Artists Included are Yvette Cohen, Sheila Goloborotko, Antonio Jose Guzman, Carl E. Hazlewood, Hilary Lorenz, & Cullen Washington
Art circles our daily lives and warps, bends, and expands our perceptions of form, place, and color. Formed Perceptions, on view at Corridor Gallery at 334 Grand Avenue in Brooklyn from April 13 – May 20, challenges our relationship with the standard white cube and morphs the viewer’s perception of a gallery into a transcending, swirling, and grounding experience through painting, sculpture, printmaking, projections, and installations.
The opening reception is Sunday, April 15 from 4-6 pm. An accompanying performance and book release will take place on Sunday, April 29 from 2-4 pm. Gallery Hours are Friday to Saturday 12-6 pm and by appointment.
Together, these artists show us the experience of forming perceptions, realizing what is and is not familiar, and giving the viewer the opportunity to bring new meaning to the artwork.
The work shown above is Yvette Cohen’s Per Aspera Ad Astra, a diptych measuring nine feet high. The title translates from Latin as Through Hardship to the Stars. This piece, created for a recent solo site-specific installation, titled Defying Gravity, tests our perception between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. To see more of Cohen’s work please visit www.yvettecohen.com
Charlotte Mouquin, is a writer, artist and curator residing in Brooklyn, NY. She is the exhibitions manager for both Corridor Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea, as part of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a 501 © 3 organization founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons. Rush Arts Gallery is dedicated to providing exhibition opportunities to an emerging artistic community and exposes disadvantaged urban youth to contemporary arts and culture through educational programming initiatives. www.rushartsgallery.org