Manuel Acevedo, Isidro Blasco, Austin Eddy, Shara Hughes, Armita Raafat, Hilda Shen, and Dannielle Tegeder
January 22 – February 14, 2015 | Opening Reception – January 22, 6–8 PM
Shirin Gallery NY – 511 W 25th St Suite 507, New York, New York
Guest curator Natalia Nakazawa brings together seven artists who examine the potential of the city beyond the systemic. These artists interpret the city through the lenses of invisible structures, imagined spaces, and reconstruction, offering insights into urban navigation and understanding. The architect or city planner conceives structural ideas pertaining to the organization of systems, contending with the flow of data and materials as they pass overhead and below in the form of cellular signals, pipelines, aerial property lines, and miles of structural steel. But the element of the individual is distinctly absent. How do we locate the human body in the urban scale? Individual bodies link various architectural schemes and vistas through perception and passage. We look to artists to translate this lived experience into new forms through fantasy, perceptivity and reconfigurations of the real.
Translated Cities is on view January 22 through February 14th, 2015. A printed catalog, featuring the work of each artist along with essays composed by Natalia Nakazawa and Chloe Bass, will accompany the exhibition. Catalog design by Deric Carner.
Guest Curator Natalia Nakazawa is the Assistant Director of EFA Studios, an arts educator at the Museum of Arts & Design and has an active art practice working in painting and installation.