NLE Lab: The Way Out Is Through

2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York 10039


Curated by NLE Lab Fall 2014 participants: Leticia Gutierrez, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Kirstin Kapustik, Zena Koo, Kenneth Paranada, and Maurizzio Hector Pineda.

The Way Out Is Through is a multidisciplinary exhibition that addresses the shifting landscape of urban environments. Through video, interactive media, installation, performance, and sculpture by participating artists—Peggy Buth, Raquel Cepeda, Free Breakfast Program, Paloma McGregor, Akeema-Zane, Nicko Nogués, Kyla Marshell, Mark Salvatus, and Phan V.,—the exhibition asks the relationship is between home and communities in flux. The works explore narratives of belonging, public space, and nostalgia, challenging what it means to belong to a community and our connectedness to shared memories of a neighborhood. In the exhibition title, “the way out is through” is a reflection of our relationship to the transient nature of the urban city and how we respond to the tensions between our home interiors, exteriors of public space, and the act of letting go.

On View: January 10–31, 2015
Thursdays 1–5pm
Fridays 3–6pm
Saturdays 10–5pm
Sundays 12–5pm

Location and directions:
2785 Frederick Douglas Boulevard at 148th Street
Subway: 145 St [2], 148 St [3], or 145 St [A, C, B, D: exit on 145th Street side]
Bus: M10, M2, M7, M102

Meet the Curators:


This NLE Curatorial Lab, Fall 2014, has been administered with the curatorial guidance of Petrushka Bazin-Larsen, Independent Curator and Director of Programs at Laundromat Project, and Manon Slome, NLE Chief Curator. For more about the NLE Curatorial Lab, click here

Photo Credit: “Demolition Flats (2013)” – a part of the larger project, The Benefit of Fear – historic-virtual blank spaces in urban space by artist Peggy Buth

This 2014 program is generously supported by the Dedalus Foundation and in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. A gracious thank you to program partner ART:I:CURATE


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NLE Lab: The Way Out Is Through


January 10, 2015 - January 31, 2015