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NARS Foundation Group Exhibit Explores Geography and Identity

NARS gallery space

NARS gallery space

New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is hosting the opening of tonight’s Unearthing Roots, Foraging Self curated by Margaret Flanagan. The impetus behind Unearthing Roots…, which takes a deeper look at transplanted identity within the context of origin and residence, is certainly not unexplored territory. Particularly resonant in New York City, where a substantial and growing immigrant community sustains the metropolis, the premise of Unearthing Roots… takes on a special significance. Viewing the microcosm of the “individual” within the macrocosm of immigrant communities, I’m interested to see how this cadre of artists captures the essence of uprooted identity through the lens of mixed media and interdisciplinary practice.

"Defracturing" by participating artist Kara Schmidt for Art in Odd Places

“Defracturing” by participating artist Kara Schmidt for Art in Odd Places

Opening tonight at NARS Foundation’s gallery at 201 46th St in Brooklyn, the participating artists probe personal experience while viewing distinctly different cultures. Whether probing separation and isolation for residual identity, examining layered cultural experiences or examining daily rituals, this exhibit holds a lot of potential and I’m looking forward to checking out the complex array of works on view by artists Pia Coronel, Jose Arenas, Kyoung eun Kang, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, and Kara Schmidt.

 

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