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New York | Tour of ‘RE:GROWTH, A Celebration of Art, Riverside Park, & the New York Spirit’
June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Please join us for an in-person tour of ‘RE:GROWTH, A Celebration of Art, Riverside Park, and the New York Spirit‘ on view at Riverside Park in New York City. The tour will be led by Independent Curator Karin Bravin. We will also be joined by artists Blanka Amezkua, Dahlia Elsayed, and Jean Shin, who will speak about the pieces they have on view in the show.
This program is open to ArtTable members only. The program fee is $15. The exact meeting spot will be circulated prior to the program. During the tour we will walk for approximately 10-12 blocks, so please prepare accordingly!
All attendees are invited to stick around after this program to meet the New York-based 2021 ArtTable Fellows! More details on this to come.
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About Karin Bravin
Karin Bravin is a curator with a strong focus on site-specific, public and installation art projects. In 2006 she curated and produced Studio in The Park, a three month exhibition of eleven art installations in Riverside Park. The projects were sited in unexpected places: under tunnels, on baseball backstops, in the Hudson River, and along the meandering paths. In 2009 she became consultant for the Downtown Alliance, where she selected and oversaw several art projects on construction barriers in lower Manhattan. Among some of her other projects, she curated 19 site -specific works at Lehman College and several installations for a gallery during Bushwick Open Studios. She is the curator and consultant for The Public Arts Commission of Lewes, Delaware and on the arts advisory committee for The Stirner Arts Trail in Easton Pennsylvania.
Since 1991, Karin Bravin and her husband, John Post Lee, have owned and operated BravinLee programs, a contemporary art gallery in New York. They focus their attention on their exhibition program, artist rug program, site-specific/public art program and an artist book program. They curate outside of the gallery, lecture, teach, participate in art fairs, and foster an active art advisory. Bravin received her BA in art history from Dartmouth College.
About Blanka Amezkua
Blanka Amezkua is formally trained as a painter; she attended the Accademia di belle Arti in Florence, Italy and received her B.A. from California State University Fresno. Her work and projects have been shown in the United States, Mexico, Belgium and Greece. In cultural establishments such as: MoMA-P.S.1, Exit Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Towson University, Dorsky Gallery, The Taller Boricua, The Block Gallery among others. You can read more about Blanka’s work and projects on her website.
Mentions of Blanka’s work and projects are included in ARTnews, the New York Times, TimeOut, Daily News, Art21:blog, athinorama, Athens News, Queens Chronicle, International Museum of Women, WNYC, as well as other publications.
About Dahlia Elsayed
Dahlia Elsayed is an artist and writer who makes text and image based work that synthesizes an internal and external experience of place, connecting the ephemeral to the concrete. She writes short fictions for created landscapes that take the form of narrative paintings, print and installation. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, Robert Miller Gallery, BravinLee Programs, The New Jersey State Museum and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. Her work is in the public collections of the Newark Museum, the Zimmerli Museum, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, the US Department of State, amongst others. Dahlia has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, the MacDowell Colony, Women’s Studio Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the NJ State Council on the Arts. She received her MFA from Columbia University, and lives and works in New Jersey. Ms. Elsayed is Professor of Humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY. You can view more of her work on her website.
About Jean Shin
Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in the United States, is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community engagement. For each project, she amasses vast collections of a particular object—prescription pill bottles, sports trophies, sweaters—which are often sourced through donations from individuals in a participating community. These intimate objects then become the materials for her conceptually rich sculptures, videos, and site-specific installations. Distinguished by her meticulous, labor-intensive process, and her engagement of community, Shin’s arresting installations reflect individuals’ personal lives as well as collective issues that we face as a society.
Shin attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999 and received a BFA and MS from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She is a tenured Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Pratt Institute and a recipient of Pratt’s 2017 Alumni Achievement Award. She lives and works in Brooklyn and Hurley, NY. You can view her full bio and see more of her work on her website.
- Digital rendering of Letha Wilson, ‘Double Arc Leaves and Lava (Hawaii California),’ courtesy of Karin Bravin.
- Karin Bravin, courtesy of the speaker.
- Blanka Amezkua, courtesy of Greece-Is. Photo by Nikos Kokkas
- Dahlia Elsayed, courtesy of the artist.
- Jean Shin, courtesy of the artist.