‘Third Fridays’ transforms vacant retail space into valuable free community space. Each month, The East Cut Community Benefit District transforms inactive, vacant space into free space for local art, culture and community. Two Third Fridays events in October and November of 2017 attracted over 1000 participants. To give your ideas or contribute to a future Third Fridays project please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home/Sick is an exhibition that explores the production of different dimensions of experience through recollection of the past and speculation about the future. The emotional state of homesickness is reflective of the strength of one’s attachment to feelings, experiences, places, or events that are usually associated with the concept of home, and that are longed for in their absence in the present. While the curatorial impetus for Home/Sick is grounded in a particularly intimate mood, this is merely a point of departure for more expansive themes, ranging from concrete realities and lived experiences to reflections on the social imaginary and utopian alternative narratives. Work that addresses the challenges and potentialities of the intersectionality of past, present, and future; socially engaged and political art; use of methods that evoke the ambiguity of homesickness; and art that confronts the context in which it is made are just a few examples of artistic interrogations that are encouraged.
Tucker Eason: The selection of work for Home/Sick is curated in connection with feelings of longing, intimacy and thoughtful remembrance. Each piece calls back to something in memorandum: love, loss, a nostalgic look, reflection on connection and experience. Combined with elements of abstraction, these portraits explore expression, honesty and intimate human connection.
Nancy Sayavong: Nancy Sayavong uses metal fabrication and moldmaking techniques to explore the socioeconomic divide in the United States through objects and places associated with cultural capital such as real estate, domestic renovation, and public works.
Eric Randall Morris: Eric’s work is about actualizing daydreams, exploring hyperrealities, and fabricating these new worlds through two dimensions.
Alex Arzt: The 100-word P&S ads are vignettes capturing the dreams, goals, and desires, both practical and impractical, of a cohort of people in their twenties; the letters encompass the failures and accomplishments of the back-to-the-landers in imagining and creating alternatives to a society they understood as fundamentally broken.
Migle Ka: Her short film, Home, is an exercise in rumination that stems from her experience moving around London 20 times over the course of 10 years and her subsequent determination that home is wherever one is.
Bogdan Pastor: Through photography, he seeks to better understand the world and himself, as well as find a language in which to better communicate his thoughts and feelings to others.
Annie Albagli: Worth Your Salt is an installation in the form of hot salt room that addresses communities and landscapes that exist simultaneously on the edges of our city and consciousness. Looping footage from the shore line is set to the recorded stories and sounds of the choir, situating the installation as site of reparation between the landscape and community.
Timothée Bordenave: Timothée Bordenave is an artist and photographer whose work is influenced by the surrealism and expressionism movements.