155 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
Curated by Charlotte Mouquin and Victoria Rolett
September 20-November 2, 2019 at Pelham Art Center
Opening Reception Friday, September 20, 6:00-8:00 pm
Free and Open to All
Pelham Art Center presents IN/FLUX (Sept. 20th – Nov. 3rd), a visual art exhibition of people in flux, or an influx of people, bringing together immigrant and first generation artists curated by Executive Director Charlotte Mouquin and Gallery Advisory Board Member Victoria Rolett. Each artist responds to immigration stories through their unique vantage point in a time of diverging world views. Challenging norms, these artists place an up-close lens on historical and present-day issues surrounding traversing the globe, including the travails of oppression betwixt borders. Utilizing a variety of art media, they reflect the complexity of immigrant experience through installation, sculpture, encaustic, photography, design, collage, and bio art.
Artists: Corina S. Alvarezdelugo (Venezuelan) , Selin Balci (Turkish), Nicky Enright (Ecuadorian-American), David Rios Ferreira (first generation Puerto Rican), Alejandra Hernandez (first generation Mexican), Jenny Polak (British), Omid Shekari (Iranian), Ruben Natal San Miguel (Puerto Rican), Natalia Nakazawa (first generation Uruguayan/Japanese American) and Victoria-Idongesit Udondian (Nigerian).
Pelham Art Center will host three Folk Art celebrations during this exhibition:
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba with BombaYo! – Sunday, Sept. 22nd 2-4pm
Diwali the Hindu festival of lights – Sunday, Oct. 6th 2-4pm
Mexican Day of the Dead – Sunday, Oct. 27th 2-4pm
There will be additional performance art during ArtsFest weekend Oct. 4-6th
Tours for student groups and community organizations with workshops can be arranged.