Recent work from Sasha Cohen, Katie Simpson Spain, Peter Fankhauser, and Nancy Susan Woods.
111 Front Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Opening First Thursday, April 4, 6P-9P
On view through April 28 (tues-sat 12-6)
CUNY-City College is proud to present the work of Sasha Cohen, Katie Simpson Spain, Peter Fankhauser, and Nancy Susan Woods, two second year and two recent MFA program graduates respectively in a group show titled “1,2,3,4” curated by Risa Shoup at Gallery 200, 111 Front St. in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
Rather than focus on formal connections between the work, the four artists represented in “1,2,3,4” respond instead to the shared experience of producing work in the institution that links them all together. To underscore the ethos of accessibility for which CUNY is well known, the show will be divided into four separate spaces and each artist’s work will inhabit one of these four spaces, creating a straight forward and uncontrived point of entry into each artist’s universe. Through questioning diverse notions of community and collaborative art practice, modes of art production deemed valuable by the institution and political engagement as it relates to issues of gender and race, Sasha Cohen, Peter Fankhauser, Katie Simpson Spain and Nancy Susan Woods present diverse bodies of work tethered to one another by City College’s complex history.
Risa Shoup is the Associate Director of The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn. She works to provide artists with the financial and workspace resources they need to create work that the public can experience in non-traditional spaces. She is currently a Fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development and a MS in City & Regional Planning candidate at the Pratt Institute. Shoup studies the production of space for housing, manufacturing and other forms of production.