Tina La Porta
Nurtureart has opened the Nurtureart Gallery and Emerging Curator Resource Center and a branch office. The inaugural exhibition 'Id_entity' presents a group of artists whose subject is our psychological relationship with the body, with dynamics of desire, and with those physical and cerebral elements which aid us in focusing psychologically subversive energies.
NURTUREart OPENS GALLERY & EMERGING CURATORS RESOURCE CENTER IN WILLIAMSBURG
George J. Robinson, founder and Executive Director, is proud to announce that NURTUREart has opened the NURTUREart Gallery and Emerging Curator Resource Center and a branch office at 475 Keap Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Responding to the awareness that a burgeoning gallery district was coming to life in the artistic neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Robinson said "We are thrilled to be opening the NURTUREart Gallery and Emerging Curators Resource Center in an area teeming with creative artists, budding curators, and an audience both receptive to, and in need of community space in which to collaborate on projects and present the fruit of artistic endeavor."
Proposals from independent emerging curators are encouraged and reviewed for exhibitions in the NURTUREart Gallery or host venues and the New York Metropolitan area. Any career-track fine artist over the age of 18 and not exclusively represented by a gallery may make a free portfolio submission to the Artists Registry. Details are posted at www.nurtureart.org
Grand Opening Reception to be held Friday Sept. 19, 2003
curated by David Gibson
Inaugural Exhibition "ID_ENTITY"
A Grand Opening Reception will be held at the gallery on Friday September 19, 2003 from 6 to 9 p.m. to coincide with the "Williamsburg Third Fridays" celebrations. The inaugural exhibition "ID_ENTITY" (curated by David Gibson) presents a group of artists whose subject is our psychological relationship with the body, with dynamics of desire, and with those physical and cerebral elements which aid us in focusing psychologically subversive energies. These elements are central to, though often lately located the formulation of personality, in particular the motivation behind idiosyncratic and creative impulses.
All it takes is a minute shift in perspective-in the pronounced character of the term Identity itself--to reveal how necessary the element of the "Id" is to our nature. Though it is by its very origin in Psychoanalysis a synthetic intellectual construction, this term has become so accepted into common sense that any exploration of the cultural significance of independent intuitive acts should at least relate if not pay homage to it. Andre Breton desired psychoanalysis to aid him in accomplishing the aim of "the expulsion of man from himself (Nadja, 24)". At this later date, we are inextricably bound to the vision of ourselves which the received knowledge of Psychoanalysis has wrought, and it is for us to create what results from it so that its subsequent cultural significance may replace the mystery of our origin.
Artists represented are Sandra Bermudez, Amy Chaiklin, Chrissy Conant, Veronica Cross, Carla Gannis, Tina La Porta, Joan Linder, Norma Markley, Leemour Pelli, Catya Plate, Gae Savannah, Diana Shpungin & Nicole Engelmann, Maria Spector, Ginna Triplett, Marina Tsesarskaya and Deborah Wasserman.
The Gallery is open for viewing by the public Saturdays and Sundays from 1PM to 6PM and by appointment.
The exhibition will be on view through November 16th.
Image: a work by Amy Chaiklin
NURTUREart is a New York State licensed, federally tax-exempt charitable fine art services organization founded by George J. Robinson in 1997 and run completely by volunteer professionals. Founded on the conviction that success in the visual arts is the result of collaboration not exclusion, NURTUREart is committed to nurturing emerging artists and curators through exposure, enrichment and opportunity. NURTUREart has mounted 17 exhibitions of its Registry Artists' and Curators' work and presented 45 enrichment events and Muse Fuse gatherings at host sites throughout the New York Metropolitan area.
NURTUREart headquarters: 160 Cabrini Blvd., Suite 134, New York, NY 10033. 212-795-5566.
The NURTUREart Gallery and Emerging Curator Resource Center: 475 Keap Street, Williamsburg, NY 11211.
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NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc., founded in 1997 by George J. Robinson, is a federally tax-exempt arts services organization committed to helping emerging visual artists and curators to become full-time, self-supporting professionals, maintains a portfolio registry of the work of more than 300 career-track fine artists and curators, mounts juried exhibitions at host sites in the New York metropolitan area, and presents a wide range of educational activities for the public and its Registry Artists and Curators.
160 Cabrini Blvd. Suite 134
New York, NY 10033-1145