Andrea Garcia in “Artists at Home and Abroad” at Broadway Gallery

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Exhibitions, VCS Students | No Comments

Global Projects

Later this month, VCS student Andrea Garcia will have work on display in the group exhibition “Global Projects: Artists at Home and Abroad” at Broadway Gallery in New York City. Here’s a little about the show from the announcement on the gallery’s website:

Globalization creates unexpected relationships and contrasts in contemporary art. This series focuses on the significance of exhibiting a variety of works in a pluralistic art world. Inspired by salon-style hanging, most commonly attributed to the Salon de Paris held during the 18th and 19th centuries; Broadway Gallery NYC continues this legacy with a contemporary and fresh outlook. Following a trend of previous exhibitions at Broadway Gallery NYC, this show pays tribute to the format of a salon hanging. It is a tradition that awakens contemporary culture to a dynamic collective consciousness.

A few notable themes in this exhibit that cross cultures are romanticism, spirituality, and humanity. Part of an ongoing series, Artists at Home and Abroad reaches out to the diverse community of New York. In addition to the exhibition on display at Broadway Gallery NYC, are several concurrent Internet projects, and a print catalog. Furthermore, this exhibit offers writers and viewers an exciting opportunity to submit essays and comments on the nature and significance of biennials, fairs and public exposure for new and emerging artists.

This exhibit uses the space as another medium altogether; incorporating the maximum floor-to-ceiling gallery space activates the wall with art works in various media by artists, each of whom offer a unique perspective to the show. These artists have transformed the gallery walls into a compendium of generational takes on figuration, portraiture, and abstraction.

Visitors will be surprised to see the stunning results. The speed of interactions via new media allows for global artistic conversations previously unheard before. In an attempt to integrate the numerous artistic languages, this exhibit was installed in a unique format. Two long parallel walls have been carefully installed to create dialogue in the spatial order. Artists at Home and Abroad allows the viewer access to some of the past and current pivotal artistic ideas while introducing newer talent, to generate fresh creative energy through unexpected juxtapositions.

The exhibition will run from June 12th to the 28th, with an opening reception on Thursday the 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. Broadway Gallery is located on the 7th floor at 473 Broadway in Manhattan between Broome and Grand Streets; the space is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, you can contact them at 212-274-8993 or info@broadwaygallerynyc.com.

To see some of Andrea’s work, check out her SVA portfolios page (shown below) at this link.

Andrea Garcia SVA

A screenshot of Andrea’s portfolio page on the School of Visual Arts website (click to visit the page)

If you’d like to know more about the Paris Salons (mentioned above) and their history, check out these links:

Visual & Critical Studies