Join ASMP NY for the opening of : UNCOVERING THE LAWS OF PERSEVERANCE, A photo centered exhibition exploring the scope of holistic protest.
Featuring the work of:
Lou Jones, Chester Higgins, Jamel Shabazz, Cornell Watson, Josuè Rivas, Denisse Ariana Pérez, Malick Kebe, Harper Bella, Jacques Manga, Seleen Saleh, Nyasia Sylvester, Cinthya Briones, Ronald Santos Cruz, Awuku Darko Samuel, Tracy Vásque, Andie Clarkson
Special performance by Sir Gregg
WHEN: Monday, November 29, 2021
WHERE: The Triangle Loft, 675 Hudson Street, 5 floor, NYC, 10014
TIME: 6:30p until 9:30p
FREE – RSVP required
Cash bar. Free drink tickets will be provided to the first 50 attendees, courtesy of our sponsors.
Vaccination cards + ID are required for entry.
This exhibition explores alternative forms of protest in the wake of systemic oppression. The photography-centered exhibition gives glimpses of reclaiming inner peace despite harrowing circumstances. The fight for better for vulnerable communities takes many forms. The visuals shared hold space for resistance in softer, more understated ways.
Uncovering The Laws of Perseverance is an exhibition predicated on altering perceptions of protest as a holistic, non-linear process. Together, we explore the notions of success, liberation, and resistance. The exhibition, unearths interdisciplinary methods of achieving self-actualization, self-acceptance, and power. This exhibition engages capitalistic societies with critical subversions, allowing us to one day realize realms of utter peace.
The exhibition presented by ASMP NY has been conceived, produced, and curated by two prominent women of color; NY artists Gabrielle Vazquez and Harper Bella. This would also not be possible without our generous sponsors and supporters.
Joe Lombardo of Curated Artists, Inc.
Untourage, The Label
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Harper Bella is an award-winning photographer and recipient of the 2020 Decentralization grant. Born into a rich Caribbean heritage (Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados), her work often explores the experiences of African descendants in the United States of America. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Harper holds a Bachelor’s in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Harper has excelled in her photography career with work featured in Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Long Island, and Miami Art Week, as well as other artistic cultural institutions in the US and abroad. Today, Harper works for the Department of Education to inspire students to develop their perspectives as artists and through public-funded grant projects.
Gabrielle “Gabby” Vazquez is a Nuyorican and Dominican-York textile artist, researcher, and organizer from Brooklyn, New York. A Parsons: The New School graduate tackling Indigenous politics-focussed work, Vazquez continually expands upon her fashion-as-art approach to design with intentions of bridging gaps between creative mediums and anthropological research. She has showcased work at several art spaces— among them The Joan Mitchell Foundation and El Museo de Los Sures— has formally delved into curatorial work as a fellow at BRIC Arts Media, and has engaged in both electoral and mutual aid work across multiple organizing spaces.