Events

Past Event

Uptown

June 2, 2017 - August 18, 2017
12:00 PM
Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027
The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University presents Uptown, a new triennial surveying the work of artists who live or practice north of 99th Street. Uptown showcases established and midcareer artists alongside emerging talent from Harlem, El Barrio, Washington Heights and all neighborhoods in between. Uptown celebrates these neighborhoods long at the vanguard in nurturing vital, internationally recognized art. At the Wallach, we present 25 accomplished artists exploring a wide range of media in a project curated by Wallach Art Gallery director and chief curator. Uptown includes works by artists Ghada Amer, Sanford Biggers, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Marta Chilindron, Elizabeth Colomba, Renee Cox, Reza Farkhondeh, Alicia Grullon, Maren Hassinger, Michael Kelly Williams, Miguel Luciano, Julie Mehretu, Leeza Meksin, Jose Morales, Ademola Olugebefola, Shani Peters, John Pinderhughes, Jessica Rankin, Elaine Reichek, Bayete Ross Smith, Duhirwe Rushemeza, David Shrobe, Virginia Ines Vergara, Tomas Vu and Nari Ward. Wednesday, June 14; 6-8 pm Uptown Evening Drop-in for informal gallery talks with artists Marta Chilindron and Michael Kelly Williams, and experience Miguel Luciano's public art piece, Pimp my Piragua on the Lenfest plaza. Wednesday, June 28; 6-7:30 pm CONVERSATION Intra-Harlem Correspondence: Ivy League Around the Corner With Ivan Forde, Columbia University Visual Arts MFA candidate; and artists Shani Peters and David Shrobe. Thursday, June 22; 6-6:30 pm / Wednesdays July 12 and August 9; 1:30-2 pm GALLERY TALKS Learn more about works on view in Uptown during informal gallery talks with the Director and Chief Curator and the Associate Director of Education and Public Programs. Saturday, July 29 1pm-3pm FAMILY WORKSHOP: Making Art Uptown Working together, families will be able to contribute to Hassinger's artwork Fight the Power in an exercise. All programs are free and open to the public