Thursday, October 13, 2016 | News | Awards
But the best part was hearing from a dancer I hadn't been in contact with since shooting the project. After the article came out, she emailed and thanked me for coming into their world with an open mind and heart. "You saw us as we saw ourselves, and that means more than you'll ever know."
Sunday, October 2, 2016 | News | Exhibitions
Brooklyn Arts Council's Creative Coalitions program and Brooklyn Born are transforming an East New York storefront into a vibrant art space. What Grows in East New York showcases East New York's locally-inspired visual art and its vibrant arts and culture community. Curated by Krista Saunders Scenna, Co-Founder of Ground Floor Gallery and the Director of Programs and Communications at Art Connects New York, the pop-up gallery will feature works of art that illustrate the culture of East New York and that explore each artist's relationship with the neighborhood.
Please join us for the reception!
Thursday, October 20, 2016 5-8pm
522 Sutter Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
L to Sutter Ave
2/3/4/5 to Pennsylvania Ave
ABOUT CURATOR, KRISTA SAUNDERS SCENNA:
Krista Saunders Scenna is an independent curator based in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked for the ICA in Philadelphia, the Queens Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art and New Museum in various capacities. Scenna was a 2010-11 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellow. In addition to exhibitions at BRIC, NURTUREart and Lesley Heller Workspace, her curatorial portfolio also includes site-specific exhibitions in alternative forums such The Old Stone House, Vax Moto motorcycle garage, the DUMBO Arts Festival and SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2015. Scenna also advises emerging artists as the co-founder and director of Ground Floor Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn – a young gallery that connects underrepresented, local artists with new art buyers.
ABOUT BAC CREATIVE COALITIONS:
Since its inception in 2012, BAC's Creative Coalitions program has worked to mitigate the impact of displacement in East Brooklyn communities, and as a result of these efforts, longtime residents of East New York have been empowered to make positive, lasting changes within their respective neighborhoods through arts and cultural programming that speaks to their needs and aspirations. Uniting artists, local businesses, arts and culture organizations, community groups, and residents interested in expanding arts and culture within their communities, BAC's Creative Coalitions program engages a "boots on the ground" approach to building homegrown capacity and to providing technical assistance to neighborhood coalitions and their members so that neighborhoods can realize their potential for creating cultural vibrancy.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | Exhibitions
Ezy Ryders is an ongoing body of work spanning two years about the black motorcycle club culture in New York City. Formal portraits highlight the individuality of the riders, and photographs from bike blessings, trophy parties, and road trips depict the strong community both within the clubs and between clubs from all over the city.
The exhibition is comprised of photographic wheatpastes, large-format black & white prints pasted to exterior walls in two different locations, Steel Horses Motorcycle Club (740 E 98th St, Brooklyn), and Black Falcons Motorcycle Club (523 Bruckner Boulevard, Bronx). The full show can only be viewed the day of the opening, but some photographs will remain on the walls in both locations to weather and fade with the elements. Viewers are encouraged to visit the Bronx to see the photographs pasted up at the Black Falcons Clubhouse, for a joy ride between boroughs similar to ones the clubs make frequently themselves.
This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). This event would not be possible without the Black Falcons MC & the Steel Horses MC- huge thanks.
MTA: Take the 3 train to Rockaway Ave. Right outside the station, take the B60 bus to Rockaway/Ditmas Ave. Walk 2 blocks west.
OR, Take the C train to Rockaway Ave. Right outside the station, take the B60 bus to Rockaway/Ditmas Ave. Walk 2 blocks west.
RSVP to the Facebook event
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | News | Exhibitions
Why the name change?
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | News
Thanks to Ricardo Nagaoka for inviting me to be a part of this great magazine!
Check out the article here.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | News | Awards
A huge thank you and big hug to the Brooklyn Arts Council, who believe in paying artists to do their personal work- we need more people like you!
Monday, October 12, 2015 | News
Saturday, September 12, 2015 | News
This Wednesday, my ongoing project on New York City's last surviving peep shows will be exhibited at the International Center of Photography, in their education gallery. The work of four other ICP alumni will be shown as well: Allen Agostino, Nicolas Enriquez, Chris Occhicone, and Theo Zierock. "Rear Windows" was originally created for The Invisible Dog Gallery in Brooklyn by Pauline Vermare and Martine Fougeron- thanks to Lucien Zayan for exhibiting us the first time and making this show possible.
Please join us for the opening reception on September 16, from 6-8pm, 1114 Avenue of the Americas. The work will be on view until November 22.
See the ICP Page here and join the Facebook invite here. Hope to see you!
Photo: Part of the exhibition as displayed at The Invisible Dog.