Photography and Archival Narratives: FSA and Ebony – March 6, 4-7pm


Photography and Archival Narratives: FSA and Ebony

Panel discussion
Laura Wexler, Yale University and
LeRonn Brooks, Getty Research Institute

Hunter North, Room 1527
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY

March 6, 4-7pm

Photo: Gordon Parks, Anacostia, D.C. Frederick Douglass housing project. Mother and her daughter, July 1942 (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection LC-USF346-013378)

*Visitors will need to get a guest pass from the main entrance at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave.

Sydney Shen, MFASO Lecture – February 5, 7pm

Sydney Shen, MFASO Lecture

Hunter MFA Studios, Second Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

February 5, 7pm

Sydney Shen’s (b. 1989, New Jersey) sculptures and installations walk the fine line between wonder and horror, and use motifs of the macabre and abject, especially those which test the limits of the body, to point toward bigger philosophical questions about what lies beyond human knowledge. Her recent solo exhibitions include Onion Master, New Museum, New York, 2019; as well as Every Good Boy Does Fine, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, 2019. Recent group exhibitions include Invisible-Exports (New York), Deitch Projects (New York), American Medium (New York). Upcoming exhibitions include Queens Museum (New York) and Gallery Vacancy (Shanghai).

Sydney is currently an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program. She received the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship, Queens Museum, Queens, NY, 2019 and the Queens Art Fund New Works Grant, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens, NY, 2018. She graduated from The Cooper Union in 2011.

Sydney’s studio-adjacent projects include co-hosting the podcast 69 Favor Taste, which explores and reframes the consumption of Asian identities; co-authoring Perfume Area, a book of prose-poetry; and making fine jewelry under the pseudonym Gesualda.

Gil Arnaud Ngolé, Parametric Melody of the River – Postponed

Gil Arnaud Ngolé, Parametric Melody of the River

Gallery Cubed presents NEA: Network of Extraordinary Artists

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street
New York, NY

**Postponed due to strict US policies**

Gil Arnaud Ngolé’s practice uses indigenous fabrication techniques to speak to forced displacement. Utilizing a variety of media including acrylic, holographic paper, reeds, and other discarded materials, Ngolé creates sculptural drawings and wearable works. Ngolé’s interest in photographic processes, documentation, and staging is seen in his works, which place sculpture into the landscape with the purpose of being photographed. His drawing practice pulls in protein structures and indigenous architecture to create hybridized, sculptural works.

Ngolé was born in Brazzaville, The Republic of the Congo, during the postcolonial era. This social and political environment has remained an important source of inspiration. Ngolé received a BFA from the Rueil-Malmaison’s College of Art (Paris), and an MFA from the Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN). His works has been exhibited at Crosstown Arts (Memphis, TN), the Memorial Art Gallery (Memphis, TN), the Tops Gallery (Memphis, TN), The Zhou B Art Center (Chicago), ArtFields 2016 Biennale (Lake City, SC), the Sumter Art Gallery (Sumter, SC), and the Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM). He has been a sponsored resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute and a SFAI Visiting Artist with the University of New Mexico Lands Arts Of The American West in 2017.

O1 Magazine Launch Party at Hunter East Harlem Gallery – February 6, 6:30-8:30pm

O1 Magazine Launch Party

part of The Extraordinary

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street
New York, NY

February 6, 6:30-8:30pm

Editor and creator of O1 Magazine, Jenny Hung will launch the third version of her serial publication dedicated to the foreign and the familiar. The magazine features works by foreign-born artists living in the US, many of whom have struggled with the complexities and stresses of the O-1 application.

Amanda Valdez, MFASO Lecture – February 13, 7pm


Amanda Valdez, MFASO Lecture

Hunter MFA Studios, Second Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

February 13, 7pm

Amanda Valdez uses fabric, embroidery, paint, and a sewing machine to make her paintings. Oscillating between abstraction and representation her shapes poke at everything human. She examines how painting can represent the physical experiences and stories of the body, using different modes of making to give a larger sense of time on a historic scale.

Amanda is based in New York City. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the recipient of Artist-in-Residency awards from Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Joan Mitchell Center to name a few. She was awarded the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship. Recent solo exhibitions include First Might, Denny Gallery New York, Rotherwas Project 1: Amanda Valdez. Ladies’ Night, Mead Art Museum, Amherst University, The Mysteries, Koki Fine Arts, Tokyo, and Hot Bed, DotFiftyOne, Miami. She is included in the collections of The Davis Museum at Wellesley College and The Mead Art Museum at Amherst University, along with private collections.