Intersecting TrajectoriesJanuary 11 - February 16, 2018
Curated by Pepe Coronado
526 W 26th St # 311
New York, NY 10001
Hours: Wed - Sat 12-6 pm
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) and Coronado Print Studio are proud to announce the opening of Intersecting Trajectories. Curated by Pepe Coronado, this exhibition will be at Rush Arts Galleries, located at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 311, New York, NY, 10001.
This exhibit features selected prints recently published at Coronado Print Studio; a collaborative print project in El Barrio, East Harlem, New York City. Highlighting the works of Manuel Acevedo, COCO144, Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA Collective, Marquita Flowers, Leslie Jimenez, Rejin Leys, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Yelaine Rodriguez, Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo, and Vladimir Cybil Charlier; this exhibition illustrates their differing realities on issues of race, immigration, and social justice. From anthropomorphic birds to a dynamic transcultural dialog from the print portfolio Here and There; these symbolisms explore the social and political narratives of our time.
In addition to the selected prints, each of the participating artists was invited to submit one or more pieces of their own work, and a curated selection of these pieces from widely different mediums is also presented. The collected work represents varied points of interest and perspectives from each artist, reflecting the studios’ belief that diverse voices create an important and dynamic dialogue.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 6-8pm. Rush Arts Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday from 12-6pm.
About the Curator:
Pepe Coronado was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and currently resides in New York City. Coronado is founder of Coronado Print Studio an a founding member of the print collective Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA, was a resident teaching artist at the Hudson River Museum in New York. He has taught printmaking at the Corcoran College of Art; Georgetown University; and at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where he earned the Master of Fine Arts. Coronado was a master printer for Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Maryland; the Hand Print Workshop International in Alexandria, Virginia; and the Serie Print Project in Austin, Texas. He has been a visiting artist at Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles.
Coronado’s most recent solo exhibitions include Interactions: Borders, Boundaries and Historical Relations of the US/DR, PRIZM Art Fair, Miami. White Plains Public Library Gallery, NY; Boundaries, Curated by Margaret Moulton, The Hastings Village Arts Commission Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY; Projects Photo / Prints, Gallery 410 GooDBudY, Washington, DC; Construcciones – Obstrucciones 2005 – 10, Casa de Teatro Santo Domingo DR for the PhotoImagen Biennial and at the Center for the Digital Arts, Westchester Community College, NY, curated by Lise Prown; Obstrucciones, Gallery 101, Georgetown University, Washington DC and Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Group exhibitions include Collaborative works between Carlos J. Martinez and Pepe Coronado, curated by Souleo at Windows on Amsterdam Art Gallery, City College of New York. And El Museo del Barrio uptown: nasty women/bad hombres , curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. As part of its participation in The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University’s first Uptown triennial. My Home Is Not Your Backyard, curated by Oshun Layne, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Resilience: Reclaiming History and the Dominican Diaspora, co-curated by Moses Ros-Suarez and Jonathan Goldman, IDB Cultural Center, Washington DC; Tyranny’s Tear: Mending a Dominican Trauma, co-curated by Linda Cunningham and Moses Ros-Suarez, Bronx Art Space Gallery, Bronx, NY; Crossing Boarders at Arts Westchester Gallery, White Plains, NY, curated by Kathleen Reckling; Superreal at El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado; El Panal/The Hive, Trienal Poli-Grafica de San Juan Puerto Rico, curated by Deborah Cullen; 6th international Printmaking biennial of Douro, Portugal, curated by Nuno Canela; and Directions: DC Contemporary Latino Art, Frida Kahlo Gallery, Cultural Institute of Mexico, Washington, DC, curated by Laura Roulet.
Coronado’s work is in many collections including The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Archives of American Art, The Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios; CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, City College of New York City; El Museo del Barrio; El Museo Latino; Georgetown University, Lauinger Memorial Library of Rare Books and Prints Collection, The Library of Congress, The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, The Federal Reserve Board of Governors Art Collection, District of Columbia Government: Arts and Humanities Commission, and El Paso Museum of Art and Mexic-Arte Museum.
About Coronado Print Studio:
Rooted in the philosophy of creating art in the community, the Coronado Printstudio is not only a fine art printmaking studio, but a space where artists can shed boundaries and barriers to engage in open dialogue around history, identity, and important issues of our time.
Pepe Coronado, the master printer at the studio, believes that “printmaking, by nature, is a collaborative medium. It’s a community-oriented art form.” Based on this principle, Pepe founded the studio in 2006, and in 2015 relocated to the vibrant neighborhood of East Harlem. The Studio believes in collaboration because it believes that voices and stories are most powerful when seen and heard collectively.
The power of art motivates the studio to reach and engage diverse institutions and sectors nationally and internationally. The Studio believes that the interconnectivity of diverse artistic disciplines is a necessary catalyst to ripple art into the American social imagination. By gaining visibility around the world, the studio invites the attention back to its works, thereby imprinting louder voices of diverse narratives, and broadening the definition of contemporary American art.