Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28; 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates: March 28 – April 26, 2015
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12-6pm
Location: 120 Essex Street NY, NY 10002
(inside Essex Street Market)
Public Walks: Saturday, April 11, 18, and 25. All walks begin at 4pm at Cuchifritos Gallery.
Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is pleased to present Shifting Impressions, an exhibition featuring City Souvenirs, a collaborative project between Brazilian artist Liene Bosquê and Nicole Seisler, curated by Lynnette Miranda.
Shifting Impressions consists of three public walks in the Lower East Side, and an exhibition that highlights a collection of objects and tools developed from City Souvenirs, an ongoing collaborative project by artists Liene Bosquê and Nicole Seisler. Created in 2009, City Souvenirsfocuses on a series of participatory walks through city neighborhoods, where public audiences are invited to make direct impressions of the built landscape with fresh blocks of clay. Embarking on a conceptual and physical exploration of site, Bosquê and Seisler collect these clay objects after participants have made their marks. One side of the clay records sharp architectural details, while the other retains the shape of the hand and its subtle lines and fingerprints. Blending their mutual site-specific practices, the artists utilize the contemplative action of walking as an artmaking tool that enables audiences to slow down and notice the small details that amount to our daily urban experience.