The featured artists include Agent X, Andrés García-Peña, Brett Wintle, Christine Romanell, Emet Sosna, Geri Hahn, Karen Epstein, Kseniya Baranova, Nathaniel Galka, Nikolina Kovalenko, Steve Buduo, Summer Hart and Victoria Selbach. The artists work across a variety of mediums and disciplines including photography, textile, installation, painting and sculpture. A key curatorial focus of the exhibition is to present works by artists whose approaches both elevate as well as engage with the industrial and historic Art Factory Paterson venue. The large-scale works presented were chosen in consideration of the scope, texture and natural light of the location, and installed throughout the Factory's second floor gallery space which includes two large viewing areas and a special project viewing room. “Outside the Box” is curated by Vanessa Liberati, founder and executive director of Gitana Rosa Gallery.
The exhibition will be located in the Silk Gallery at the Paterson Art Factory with an opening reception to be held on Saturday, October 20th from 1-4pm. "Outside the Box" will be on view by appointment and open access to all Art Factory members.
The Art Factory is located in the historical district of downtown Paterson, just a few minutes stroll from The Paterson Great Falls and the Paterson Museum. We invite you to join us and spend the day in historical downtown Paterson, NJ. The nation's first planned industrial city, thanks to Alexander Hamilton.
This will be our first collaboration with the Art Factory Paterson, a co-working concept space located in a complex of historical textile mill buildings, with a focus on art, architecture, design and craftsmanship, and the Paterson Arts Council whose mission is the revitalization of the downtown historic district of Paterson, NJ through impactful art and cultural events.
Art Factory members have studios in historic textile mill buildings with access to metal, machine and woodworking equipment in communal shops where they can work and collaborate with other professionals. Artists, designers, sign makers, sculptors, antique furniture re-finishers, textile designers, ceramists and craftsmen from multiple design disciplines can learn from each other in this co-working and symbiotic environment. Filmmakers and photographers also use these shops and spaces as shooting locations and prop manufacturing areas.
Gitana Rosa Gallery represents contemporary emerging and established artists and encourages social, political and environmental messages through the arts. Gitana Rosa was founded in 2006 in the burgeoning neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn an has had locations in Chelsea and Piermont, New York. The gallery is now exclusively online and exhibits its artists via special curatorial projects and selected Art Fairs.
Gitana Rosa has given back to the community by providing a space to stimulate dialogue, promote sustainable methods of living and inspire positive ideas. It continues to donate a portion of sales proceeds from select exhibitions to local environmental and social non-profits.
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