30 November, 2017
The Dream is Dead! Long Live the Dream!
100 Bogart Gallery proudly presents its 5th exhibition, "The Dream is Dead! Long Live the Dream!", which features the work of several introspective and socially-aware Brooklyn-based photographers. Co-curated by Eugene Lyubarsky and Ko Smith, the exhibit will run from 8th December—30th December, with an opening reception on Friday, 8th December, from 6:30—10 p.m. This exhibit will also feature found object installation by Sara Eisman and Andrew Wheeler.
There are four artists featured in the show: Angela Altus, Sara Eisman, Zoe Lintzeris, and Stephanie Severance. Though their subject matter differs, each photographer's work is founded on disillusionment with the American Dream and a resultant inner urge to find their own personal truth. Through careful observation and documentation of their environments and the people within them (or lack thereof), each of their photographs not only tells a story, but also, when viewed side by side, ask questions about what the viewer is actually seeing, and, more importantly, what they're willing to do about it. The images themselves focus on a variety of topics, including urban and rural environments (both within and outside of the U.S.), the lifestyles people choose to follow, substance abuse and addiction, the natural world, and found objects, among others.
This show has been structured as a partnership with two non-profit organizations—Housing Works and The Colorado Haiti Project (CHP)—that offer relief and support to underrecognized populations. Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts. CHP supports community-driven programs in agriculture, education, community health, hygiene, economic development, girls' and womens' empowerment, and water and sanitation. They provide resources to Haitian leaders, building bridges from the U.S. to Haiti that provide vital support for local vision and leadership. A portion of all proceeds from sales will be donated to both of the above organizations.
"The Dream is Dead! Long Live the Dream!" will run through the end of December. Join the artists, non-profit representatives, and curators for the opening reception on 8th December, from 6:30-10 p.m., featuring a live musical performance by Foreva and Rezzy Royale. Gallery hours are from 12-7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.