AMPLIFY: Visual Art Exhibition
july 27 - august 13
As part of AMPLIFY at 100 Bogart, THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE has curated a visual art exhibition that surrounds the theme of human connection. Featured artists are both local and internationally-based and their work will remain in the space throughout the entire run at AMPLIFY.
Visual Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
AMPLIFY at 100 Bogart
100 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY, JULY 27
EXHIBITION VIEWING HOURS
Throughout the three weeks of AMPLIFY, choreographers will be rehearsing in the space to develop new work, immersed in the visual art exhibition that will remain on display for the full three weeks. We're opening up these rehearsals to offer an opportunity for guests to view the artwork while witnessing performing artists and their creative process.
FRIDAY, JULY 28
SATURDAY, JULY 29
SUNDAY, JULY 30
10:00AM - 2:00PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
MONDAY, JULY 31
12:00PM - 5:00PM
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
5:00PM - 7:00PM
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
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MONDAY, AUGUST 7
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
BYRON KIM is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at New York University. Anticipated graduation, 2019.
COLLETTE TOMPKINS is a Brooklyn based mixed media artist. Prior to residing in New York, she lived and worked in Philadelphia where she attained a BFA from The University of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries and shows in both New York and Philadelphia. She has worked with many types of artists in arenas such as dance and theater where she has designed both costumes and sets. She believes being aware of the outside world is essential for one to have a better understanding of one’s innerself. Art is an excellent tool for this type of mindfulness. It is not only a visual language, but also a mental process that constantly keeps one questioning, thinking, creating and reflecting. The inner awareness and abstract ideas brought by the visual and physical world are transgressed and made concrete in the studio through personal reflection and creation.
DON LISY was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and creates his art as if revolting against the Midwest sensibilities that dominate the critical and popular mind sets of his hometown. Don attended the Cleveland Institute of Art where he studied Printmaking and Painting. Don’s work has been compared to the New York school of action painters however, Don’s work is not derivative from any one school. Each of Don's works are created in one session. By immediately succumbing to the emotional energy that inspires his work, Don feels he is best able to represent that emotion if he can complete the work before the feeling dissipates. Each resulting work is more of a self portrait of an emotional event rather than an image concerned with aesthetics.
Don’s first visit to New York City was in December 1993. Over the years he often returned to NYC for group exhibitions and also performances with his band. It was during a visit in 2001 that Don connected with New York on a new level which planted the seed that one day he must live there. In the spring of 2010, Don left family and friends in Cleveland and made the permanent move to Brooklyn where he continues to dedicate himself to his own personal artistic vision. In December 2016, after an over decade long absence, Don re-established a studio in Cleveland. Don’s work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally in Germany, Italy and Spain.
It is a grind; unyielding, unrelenting. Deal with the situation you've got yourself into, son. Wrestle with it. Work hard. Don't stop. Sleep in the bed you built, but don't rest, never rest lest it slip out from below. This push might just cover the basics — food, shelter, booze to forget your mistakes, but only if you're lucky enough to land a good enough situation. Time doesn't exist in New York City. Not for surplus of it, but because you're always working, attending to some thing to make your work day / work week / work month / work year / work decade / working lifetime go a bit smoother, faster. “Extra" time is swallowed by the basics. New York City has freed itself from time; it's time is so packed that the hours and minutes and seconds cease to matter. Numbers are numbers, every moment is designated with a task and accounted for.
KORY SCHULZ is a graphic designer and painter living in Manasquan, NJ. He studied Fine Art at Wagner College in Staten Island and has been honing his craft in recent years among the burgeoning Jersey Shore arts scene, creating marketing materials for local bands and businesses. In addition to his main medium of paint, he experiments with digital art, pixelation, cartoons, and typography.
“I make portraits of the people in my life. Mothers, lovers, children, friends and the inevitable self. I like eyes of slight confusion, fear, apprehension. There is a lot of honesty in that doubt and it’s that fleeting look that I find myself monopolizing. So the work becomes this aggregate of documentation, shared empathy and pause. It celebrates the intimacy that follows a moment of slight foil not with the purpose of dwelling in disaster but to look at the freedom derived from humility. It's about what it feels like on that fine line between depression and elation.
The materials used are often quite rudimentary. In this last body of work I used coffee, charcoal, pencil, paper and a box of off-brand crayons my grandmother once purchased from QVC.” - M. Moore
MARIA RIBEIRO is a photographer, graduated in Audiovisual and specialized photography direction by the International Academy of Cinema – Brazil. After working in the advertising market and understanding how the woman’s image is presented in the media, she dedicated herself to photography as an instrument of female empowerment through natural artistic and image manipulation-fee shooting. She believes that representation is essential in building a healthy relationship between women and their own bodies and consequently with themselves in different aspects of life.
Maria Ribeiro realizes documentary projects rescuing the history of the specific groups in Brazil, like sertanejas, quilombolas and indigenous women. In 2016 she was selected by UN Women to present her work at the CSW and the Youth Feminism Forum in New York for it’s the relevance to the empowerment of women in her field of action.
MARNA CHESTER is an artist and yoga instructor, born and based in Brooklyn, NY. She has created installations for weddings and special events, art galleries, commercial and private clients. Marna’s work has also been exhibited at The Wild Bird Fund Gallery, The Rye Arts Center, Voelker Orth Museum & Bird Sanctuary, on the television series, Gotham, at The Italian Cultural Institute, The Green Building, the Grace Hotel, and Bergdorf Goodman’s window displays. She has taught paper sculpture workshops for kids and adults at The Rye Arts Center, The Creative Center, Bellevue Hospital, The Brooklyn Brainery, and Au Papier Japonais in Montreal. She holds a BFA from Alfred University, and an MPS from Pratt Institute. Marna is also pursuing certification in Core Energetics, a somatic therapy. She sees all of her endeavors as an exploration in the spiritual, physical and psychological. To view her artwork visit www.marnachester.com; Instagram: Marna_Chester.
MATT MONTELLA is a photographer from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He primarily shoots in urban settings using a classic Polaroid Spectra camera.
This event is part of AMPLIFY at 100 Bogart:
THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE will take over a ground floor gallery space in Bushwick for three weeks this summer with performances, events, workshops, a visual art exhibit, and open rehearsals from over 25 artists and groups. Learn more about the programming and participating artists here.