Wednesday, June 25 2014
On View: New York, Naturally by Sugar Hill Culture Club
Sugar Hill Culture Club’s (SHICNYC) exhibition and installation explores the interaction between New York City's natural habitat and inhabitants. SHICNYC, featuring Harlem artists Felicia Gordon and Imani Razat, has created an organic experience that is welcoming to and informed by the surrounding environment and its people. Works and installations by SHICNYC consider the convergence of natural and urban influences as well as the people whose presence defines the City. The space features digital mixed media pieces by Razat that merge natural and urban representations, and street photography by Gordon that spotlights one of New York’s most iconic inhabitants, avant-garde fashion designer, Wendell Headley. The works are contextualized by a glamorous park installation with spaces for public participation.
Where: 3rd floor.
About Sugar Hill Culture Club
Sugar Hill Culture Club is a Harlem-based art collective, focusing on projects that express its founder’s love of ‘80s/early ‘90s NYC and the classic chic of Paris. SHICNYC consults.
About Felicia Megan Gordon
Felicia Megan Gordon is a Sugar Hill, Harlem resident who began her training as a visual artist and writer at The Brearley School in New York City. She continued to study the arts at Harvard University, the International Center of Photography and the New York Studio School. She started her career in publishing at Conde Nast and went on to produce film, provide artistic direction for musicians and design clothing. Gordon has appeared in ELLE, Allure, and MadameNoire most recently. She currently curates a collection of writing on Medium.com and looks forward to publishing her first book of photography in the summer of 2014.
About Imani Razat
Imani Razat is a New York City native who studied art at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. As an artist/designer, her illustrations and product designs have been featured in Wallpaper*, O, The Oprah Magazine, ESSENCE, gizmodo, The Tote Bag Book (Laurence King Publishing) and on NBC. Her illustrations have appeared on a line of lifestyle products by Random House and Bath & Body Works. Razat was a participating artist in the U.S. Department of State ART In Embassies Program (Libreville, Gabon). Her work is very much influenced by urban culture. She currently works in digital mixed media.
About Wendell Headley
Wendell Headley is a Bronx-born avant-garde fashion designer who lives and works in New York City. Legendary for his colorful, energetic and unique design aesthetic, he creates and wears his iconic couture-quality clothing in and around New York's most popular parks.
Photo Credit: Sugar Hill Culture Club
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