Lorimoto Gallery is pleased to presentArchimedes’ Bathtub a show of work by the NYFA’s 2014 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program curated by Julian A. Jimarez Howard. Please join us for the reception and block party with the artists and/or come view the exhibition:
Opening Reception with Artists: Saturday, August 8, 2:00 PM -6:00 PM Exhibition Dates: August 8 - August 23, 2015 Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 1:00 PM -6:00 PM
Lorimoto Gallery: 16-23 Hancock St. Ridgewood, NY 11385 L Train to Halsey (2 blocks down Wykcoff to Hancock St.) or L & M to Myrtle/Wykcoff (5 blocks down Wykcoff to Hancock St.)
Featured artists include:
Ekaterina Aksenova Julio Austria Karine Baptiste Cândida Borges Liene Bosquê Alva Calymayor Natalia Cavalcante Sophia Chizuco Helen Dennis Katya Grokhovsky Kiana Honarmand Denise Iris Mersiha Mesihovic Ido Michaeli Suyeon Na Eva Nikolova Amela Parcic Sepideh Salehi Runn Shayo Claudia Sohrens Denise Treizman Tuo Wang
Archimedes’ Bathtub takes its name from the over 2000 year old tale in which the storied Greek scientist discovered the answer to a question regarding the purity of a King’s crown by observing the rising of water as he settled into his bathtub; realizing that the phenomenon of aquatic displacement was a metric for determining the volume, then density, and subsequent purity of the State’s embodiment, Archimedes ran naked and jubilant through the streets shouting“Eureka!” This is often presented as a narrative of singular genius in service to mathematics (or a sovereign), however, it can also be seen as a metaphysical parable in which an individual can better observe the volume of their being in the displacement of that which surrounds them.
By using the more novel assessment of volumetric displacement as a metaphorical guidepost, this expansive exhibition brings together the work of 22 foreign born artists, all participants in the NYFA’s 2014Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Ranging in mediums, the politics of space and body eke themselves through sculpture and drawing, through videos, installations, photographs, paintings, and performances. These varied works vividly assert themselves as comments on the textured shape and fragility inherent to societal notions of reality, while simultaneously reflecting the idiosyncrasies of the commenter’s own filtered view as strangers in a strange land. Indeed, the artworks then, are the observed effect of our own displacement wading through the muddy waters of culture.
About the Curator
Julian A. Jimarez Howard is a Brooklyn-based artist, curator, educator, and writer. He is the founder of OUTLET Fine Art (formerly known as Sunset Surf Club art space) and also co-founder/director at Associated Gallery. He graduated Cum Laude from Brown University in the Department of American Civilization and holds a Master’s in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. His artistic focuses are on place, space, representation, and duality.
About the Organizers
Sophia Chizuco and Liene Bosquê are Mentors from the 2014 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, a vital component of NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Program (IAP). They bring together 22 artists from 19 countries, developing artist relationships and broadening their access to New York City’s cultural landscape.
About the Gallery
Lorimoto is an art gallery owned and operated by artists Lori Kirkbride and Nao Matsumoto. Formally a knitting factory, the front end of the building was transformed into an exhibition space in 2013. Lorimoto exhibits works of local and international artists of all mediums.
NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs immigrants artists with artist mentoring for both individual and group learning and support.