PERMISSIONS November 18, 2020 – January 9, 2021 The 2020 SHIFT Residency Exhibition On View By Appointment Virtual Opening: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6-8 pm Artists Hernease Davis, Asha Ganpat, Guido Garaycochea, Joy Garnett, Gi (Ginny) Huo, Jordan Lord, Shona Masarin-Hurst, Monika Wuhrer. Curated by Maya Suess. *** EFA Project Space is thrilled to present Permissions, an exhibition of new works by the 2019/20 cohort of the SHIFT Residency for Arts Workers, curated by Maya Suess. There is no way to introduce this exhibition without acknowledging the current time of unexpected upheavals and the resulting profound shift to the infrastructure of our lives. During a period when restriction has become our new normal, many of us have been granting ourselves and each other allowances in surprising and mindful ways. From tailoring our movements to ever-changing municipal ordinances, to navigating our closest relationships, we have marked a slippage in the boundary between what is personal and what is public, as agreements of consent are required for even the simplest tasks. As the world moved into a time of global pandemic, economic distress, and a deep reckoning with systemic racism, SHIFT residents – who have been meeting monthly over the past year – channeled their experiences of change, transition, and shifting expectations to create new bodies of work. Permissions emerged from this ground of collective and individual change, born from a need to react, respond, and rest. Within this context, the SHIFT Residents have been engaged in an expansive exploration of accessibility, driven by the collaborative project led by SHIFT resident Jordan Lord. Permissions will be presented in person at EFA Project Space, and through image, text, video and audio made available on Project Space’s website. A special opening reception and online viewing room launch party will be held on December 2, 2020 from 6-8 pm. The works in this exhibition ask us to rest, to escape, to create fantastical worlds, to devise our own symbols, to leave town, to stay home, to choose how we respond to ourselves, to others, and to the systems in which we live. They remind us that we can ask for, offer, take or give ourselves permission.Read More
Layered - Lily Pad Gallery at Milwaukee. A group online Exhibition Layered is about explorations, possibilities, imaginings, and openings. Its five featured artists combine color, texture, and form to create collages that are greater than the sum of their parts, allowing for a complex combination of emotion and greater inspiration to be felt. Guido Garaycochea's collages deconstruct preconceived and traditional categorizations of gender, pushing the viewer to expand their minds and consider new ones. Susan Hall's soft, enigmatically symbolic portraits are particularly unique. The subjects' features are universal and, that they are deeply rooted in her scumbled, fresco-like surfaces, gives them timeless nonspecific space in which to live.Read More
Very excited to be part for the second time of EFA OPEN STUDIOS October 20–24, 2020 The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts to Host Multi-Day Virtual Open Studios Online with Programming from October 20–24, 2020. This free event will offer multiple avenues to explore the artworks and ideas being created by our community of artists from all three EFA programs.Read More
MANA Digital Open House, its an online event. As part of MANA CONTEMPORARY, I will showcase my work together with many other artist open studios, along with three curated booths featuring exceptional contemporary art. A continuous cultural programming consisting of talks, artist performances, video art screenings and more will accompany the fair. Jun 25, 10AM– Jun 28, 6PM ESTRead More
Opening Thursday, Feb 20th 6-8 pm at VillageOne Space (594 Broadway Suite701) Exhibition on view Feb 13- March 31, 2020 Altered Visions presents works by artists Amy Hill and Guido Garaycochea at VillageOne Space in SoHo. Presenting works inspired by Pop Art and Surrealism in equal measure, the artists’ work complement one another, providing a reflection of the past by presenting historical art figures who have defined the landscape of contemporary art. Amy Hill’s contemporary visions of iconic Renaissance and Flemish portraiture bring the prosaic into the present day. Presenting contemporary takes on classic artists such as Jan Van Eyck and Hans Holbein the Younger, Hill translates these venerated masters into a modern-day lexicon. Guido Garaycochea presents absurdist, cross-generational narratives framed by cultural devices such as fashion and popular music. Works such as “Andi’s Nap” allows insights into the interior of a subject we think we know well by accessing Warhol’s inner “thoughts” masked as an interior of a room. Humorous and inventive, Garaycochea returns to his reference points by extending a dialogue from notable art history moments, extending a bridge from the past to a modern day audience. Garaycochea and Hill both deftly engage with how viewers frame history through the lens of the present, invoking the spirit of great artists of the past while striking out on their own to define their artistic practices for a new generation. --- VillageOne, located 594 Broadway, Suite 701 in SoHo, is an art gallery with a co-working space designed for creative minds across communication, fashion and photography. Seeking to promote individuality and imagination along with artistic expression, VillageOne is a site for diversity, beauty and collaboration to coexist in harmony.Read More
DATES: Thursday, October 17, 6–10 PM (opening night) Friday, October 18, 6–9 PM Saturday, October 19, 2–6 PM LOCATION: EFA Center 323 West 39th Street New York, NY 10018 Participating as part of the Shift Residency 2019-20! EFA OPEN STUDIOS is an annual event of the EFA Studio Program that invites the public to come explore and interact with our member artists in the intimate setting of their studios. It is an opportunity to see the most recent works by artists at the site of their origin and to gain meaningful insight into their process of creation. The EFA Studio Program is a vibrant and diverse community of over 75 artists working in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities. All are professional artists with an established studio practice and recognized career. Rarely can curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and art lovers see so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in Midtown Manhattan.Read More
Article published in the newspaper El Heraldo from Tegucigalpa-Honduras on Sunday, June 2, 2019. It is a brief review of the exhibition that is being shown for the second time in that country: "Mas que mis errores" ( More than my mistakes). Is a body of work, my visual response to former inmate's interviews. Former inmates who have been deprived of their rights, were imprisoned and answered the following question to me: What is to be an inmate? Each of the participants (the audios are part of the exhibition) respond in different ways and cover a fairly large spectrum of emotions. The exhibition is currently on view.Read More
Honored to be part of another exhibit by the Museo para la Identidad Nacional de Honduras, now as part of the Maleta MIN traveling exhibits at Casa Quinchon in Tegucigalpa. The exhibition is titled "mas que mis errores" and is a visual response to a series of interviews with women who I appreciate and admire and who have gone through imprisonment processes. The exhibition will open next May 23 at Casa Quinchon, Tegucigalpa-Honduras.Read More
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* 2020 CADAF online Art Fair , Mana Contemporay NJ.
*2020 Nucleo Arte Visual Contemporaneo Virtual Exhibition, Lima-Peru
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