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 what is the relationship 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 between the transient nature of the urban city and how we respond to tensions between our home interiors, exteriors of public space, and the act of letting go.
Curated by Leticia Gutierrez, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Kirstin Kapustik, Zena Koo, Kenneth Paranada, and Maurizzio Hector Pineda.
Saturday, January 10 | 3 – 5PM
Location | LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Monday, January 12 | 6:30PM
Free | Register at thewayoutisthrough.eventbrite.com Location | Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard
Saturday, January 17 | 6PM
Breakfast for Dinner with the Free Breakfast Program
Inquiries | email@example.com Location | LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
January, 24 | 11 – 5PM
Tech Workshop with Phan V.
Free | Limited to 6 participants. Register at thewayoutisthrough.eventbrite.com Location | LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Saturday, January 31 | 1pm-5pm
Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulse
$5 suggested donation | Register at thewayoutisthrough.eventbrite.com Location | LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
To support this exhibition and accompanying programs, please consider donating at www.gofundme.com/twoit2015 Visit thewayoutisthrough.com for more information.
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