"Collections” is a series capturing objects that I wanted to keep forever. It's maybe a bit about materialism but certainly about memories. How we get attached to objects so much and we start to collect them. Because it's nice. Because it refers to a feeling. Because it makes you think of someone. Because it looks good in your living room.
We are super happy to invite you to join us in celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of SoAM!
We'd love to share with you the work we have done this year and have a good time together!
Music by Dj Jester (Beat Haus).
Bring yourselves, friends, booze and let's have fun!
Interlude is a two women collaborative project between Belen Tenorio and Jennifeer Flores, South American Art Directors and Designers based in Brooklyn. With the assistance of Valentina Vincent, as set designer, and Andy Clancy, as cinematographer, the exhibition will open its doors this Sunday at 5pm.Over the past months, the subject of study has been ADD & ADHD. The research focused on what the individuals suffering from it encounter and how they navigate through their day to day lives. The results exposed, that according to cognitive therapy, people suffering from these disorders are kinetic learners— meaning that the more fidgeting, the better the concentration. Interlude is based on the sound exploration of our bodies and its movements. The task is fairly simple and requires completing a maze. The twist relies on the fidgeting tools provided while resolving the task. Each tool will contain a coat of magnetic paint, which will be connected to a board and translated into musical notes.
We invite you to find out your brain’s melody as you fidget to concentrate.
The exhibition Interrupted / Ongoing presents a project that Izabela Jurcewicz has been shooting for over a year now, investigating a bond with the gradual processes of transformations. No indication is given to what happens when materials disappear from the city’s landscape, and what transformations have been made. Once something is gone it is momentarily being replaced. The tension of her need of material continuity and lack of it in the city was an impulse to create an inner garden in a rented room in the middle of Manhattan. Through the act of making photographs she situated a performative experience, living with and being exposed to processes and growth of the organic scene, where there is inevitable decay. She has been interested how destruction of a material world, decay and mortality are constituting life. Going back and forth between being mesmerized by Death and becoming a cultivator of Life served as a healing process by accepting her position as any other living organism in the cycle.
In his new work, Stephen Spera uses computer algorithms to combine portraits from the many tintypes in his private collection. The resultant “new ghosts from old” are composites of those lost in time. These combinations create new beings who don’t really exist, if they had at all at least this is how Spera sees it. The “New Ghosts” are digital ghosts, created out of his reimaginings of the originals, and worked with the artifacts these processes give birth to. Spera further works the images, transferring the materials to wood, books, and other structures, making each variation a unique image. Many of the reconstructions in this show were inspiredby tales of thedoppelganger- from Edgar Allan Poe’s “William Wilson” to stories by Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) - some pieces portray twins-digital twins, with variations produced by his computer reinterpretations as well as the artifacts produced in his application processes.
The use of silver and other metals at times brings a more ghostly feel, but as Spera reminds us.: “Photography is a silver process”
We are happy to invite you to SoAM Halloween Party!
Group exhibition projected as a slideshow throughout the evening. Music by DJ Jester (Beat Haus). Be creative and dress up for our photo booth contest.
Anna Martynushkina, born and raised in Western Siberia, is a photographer whose personal work focuses on her numerous trips — both short and long — to different cities and countries. Rooms and Roads is her first solo exhibition which tells about her emotional relationship with the places she stayed in and the ways which led her there. While being excited about constant changes in her life she seems to use them as a way to fight her fears of not being able to belong anywhere.
This group exhibition features the work of three photographers who have left their respective countries of origin, facing the everyday challenge to reconcile their inner selves with the new external surroundings and the difficulties of an itinerant and precarious way of living. Through three radically distinct visual approaches, the photographers investigate the different nuances of their attempts to find steady references to mitigate the feeling of displacement that the choice of a nomadic life inevitably carries.
The work exhibited here reflects their efforts to form a new definition of “home”, either by exploring and acquainting with the new sceneries they find themselves in, or through the collection of portraits and images of daily familiar gestures of their closer relatives and friends.
Terra et Corpus is a two women exhibition featuring Marzia Gamba's Photobeats and Vitoria Hadba's Tampon Series. Although the artists have completely different backgrounds, Marzia being an Italian photographer and Vitoria a Brazilian set dresser and visual artist, they encountered each other in Brooklyn. In Terra et Corpus, the artists presents the subject matter of organicity and nature through opposite points of view. While Marzia depicts her sensorial landscapes through photography, Vitoria discusses the organic through what is alien to the body.
The exhibition of Ambika Singh is the first part of an ongoing documentation of swing-era motivated gatherings throughout New York City. The photographs shown are a glimpse into the world of the music and dancing that flourished in the times of prohibition and the depression. A phenomenon that brought people together then and is making it’s come back to do so now. The images provide a connect between the viewer and the emotions of the participants, almost as if they went back in time to experience it themselves. The project was taken in many establishments throughout the city, seeking places where people escaped their hectic surroundings and slipped back into the sounds and styles of a bygone era. Attendees ranging from the young to the old, dressed for the part, letting go and having fun.
Jeenah Moon went to Burma in 2012 photographed Burmese daily life, including the people working at farms, factories, and in flea markets. She saw their smiles. A large family may be living in a very small home, but everyone enjoys their life and enjoys what they have.
Jeenah Moon is a photographer based in New York. Her works are characterized by a fascination and love for those who make choices they know will marginalize themselves in society. She finds their niches and show how these folks adapt and even thrive in circumstances most people try to avoid.
We are happy to invite you to join us in celebrating the opening of SoAM. Photo exhibition "Surreal Skyscapes" by Marzia Gamba and music by Dj Jester (Beat Haus).