WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC is pleased to present the group exhibition NYC25: twenty-five New York artists from all the five boroughs imagining the city twenty-five years in the future. Some artists build entire alternative scenarios, such as Chloe Bass, who prepares us for over-population and traffic disruptions or Nicky Enright with his Sense US 2038. Others attempt to depict the future cityscape and its inhabitants, such as the collective C.O.A. with their vision of Gowanus Canal, or Robin Michals showing us the submerged Coney Island. A third category steers us towards self-reflection and possible individual solutions to adapt to the ever changing reality while understanding the values which make us who we are and which will survive the passing of time.
October 26 - November 14
Curated by James Cavello
with selections by the NYC25 Panel of Judges
NYC25 Panel of Judges: Vin Cipolla, President, The Municipal Art Society of New York | Beth Rudin DeWoody, Philanthropist, Curator, and Arts Patron | Ruby Lerner, Executive Director and President, Creative Capital | Louise Mirrer, Ph.D., President and CEO, The New-York Historical Society | Anne Pasternak, President and Artistic Director, Creative Time | Jan Seidler Ramirez, Chief Curator & Director of Collections, National September 11 Memorial Museum | Michael Rogers, Author, MSNBC Columnist, and Futurist | Mickalene Thomas, Visual Artist | Susana Torruella Leval, Director Emerita, El Museo del Barrio | Santigold, Musician
Chloe Bass, Traffic Disruption Village. Documentation of a project aimed to provide a full and interconnected range of services and activities necessary for temporary human habitation on the road I Vincent Bezuidenhotu, Apartment Dyptich, photograph I Graciela Cassel, Accelerate. Video I Barron Claiborne, 01:09:1923 @ 8:10 Post Meridian. Photography I C.O.A.: Babak Bryan, Henry Grosman, Newton Kershner, Jake LaChapelle, BioPlurb I Elisa Decker, Inside Out. Photography I Paul Deo, Changing of the Guard. Mixed media painting I Nicky Enright, Sense US 2038. C-print I Garry Grant, Storm Warning 2038, Daria 2.0. Digital collage I Mikhail Gubin, New York 2038. Bird’s Eye Panorama. Mixed media I Carter Hodgkin, Irises on A Rock. Video I TJ Hospodar, Font Dance. Animated gif’s I Chanel Kennebrew, The NYC Future Project. Photography I Marcia Lloyd, Detritus. Photography I Robin Michals, Coney Island, High Tide. Photography I Lori Nelson, Hello Brooklyn. Painting I Lauri Panapoulos, Sonet. Mixed media sculpture I Guillaume Paturel, NY. Mixed media I Greg Petan, Femme 2038. Painting, mixed media. Dominique Sindayiganza, Wisdom. Photography I Kazue Taguchi, Illum / Stream. Site-specific installation I Atanaska Tassart, Tolerance. Painting. I Ian Trask, Holon. Mixed media sculpture I Agnieszka Zabawa, Street Crowd. Mixed media I Andrew Weigand, Technocarpet. Architectural rendering.
A project of Full Spectrum Experience, produced in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, with support from Con Edison. Promotional partner MTA New York City Transit. Official Media Sponsors: The L Magazine, WNYC.