Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
September 3 – September 27
Opening Reception: September 6, 6-9pm
“As I stare down the Wednesday of my life, at the speed of a cheap bottle rocket, I can’t help but take retrospective pause. I find myself stuck between self-imposed expectations and reality. The physical object will never be a fully realized manifestation of the idea. My work is a reflexive relationship between self-understanding and futility that the act of creation inherently implies.I made these at some point in my past while trying to live in that past’s present.”
— Ian F. Thomas
Thomas, Assistant Professor of Art at Allegheny College, has exhibited at The David Winton Bell Gallery, Virginia Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Bellevue Museum, Harvard University, and the Nasher Sculpture Museum. His work has been exhibited in China, Slovakia, Dubai, Tel Aviv as well as across The United States. His works have been included in over a dozen publications. Additionally, he has presented lectures/workshops at over 25 institutions including Cornell University, Queens College, and Syracuse University.
Special thanks to Sophia Thompson and Ethan Lehmann for their valuable time and research on this project.
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Ave at 119th Street
New York, NY
August 24, 2-3pm
What is Here is Open: Selections from the Treasures in the Trash Collection is an exhibition that places works by seven New York City-based contemporary artists alongside a selection of Molina’s found objects. Molina, along with curator Alicia Grullón, have chosen objects from the Treasures in the Trash Collection to accompany the contemporary artists’ works, creating unique, site-specific installations inside Hunter East Harlem Gallery.
Participating Artists in the Exhibition: Tomie Arai, Dominique Duroseau, Maria Hupfield, Coronado Print Collective (with Pepe Coronado, Leslie Jiménez and Carlos Jesus Martinez Domingez), Shellyne Rodríguez