Young Artists: One
Presented with OpenArt
July 7 – September 9, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 6–9 pm
Live performances by Four (electronics) and Renaissance (vocals) at the top of every hour. Please RSVP to attend.
Young Artists: One highlights the voices of a diverse group of modern and contemporary artists with a focus on their practices, aesthetics, and conceptual questions.
Navigate to works in the show by clicking on an artist's name below. Move the cursor over a caption to read more about the artist, and click on the image to zoom in.
Born in New York City, Lucia Hierro explores the body as a collection of fragmented signifiers that includes language, taste, and culture across a broad platform of techniques such as digital media, collage, and felt constructions.
BYOB: Retrato de la Artista Primavera 2020
Raw canvas, foam, digital print on brushed suede
43" h x 33" w x 3" d
Nate Lewis explores history through patterns, textures, and rhythm. Formally trained as a critical-care nurse, Lewis creates a visual language reminiscent of medical diagnostics. His works explore the granularity of the photographic image while addressing the current political landscape.
Probing the Land 2 and 2.1
Hand-sculpted inkjet print
26" h x 60" w
Born to a French father and American mother, Jerome Lagarrigue moved to the United States in 1992 and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996. He has received several awards, including the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Award (2002).
Oil on linen
72" h x 96" w
Owusu-Ankomah (born 1956, Sekondi-Takoradi) is a contemporary Ghanaian Artist. His work addresses themes of identity and the body using his trademark motif of Adinkra symbolism.
Movement No. 23
Acrylic on canvas
39.5" h x 35.5" w
"Despite the commonly held myth of meritocracy in art, a deeply entrenched system of power and privilege exists, which values the creativity of some, while minimizing that of others."
Based in Baltimore, Amani Lewis works toward shifting the dominant narrative of the people in their city. Lewis begins each work with a photograph of a person, distorting and saturating the image to model an aesthetic akin to a topographical map or heat map.
Acrylic, pastel, glitter and digital collage on canvas
56" h x 58" w
Original photo by Michael Evan Reilly.
Listen to Amani Lewis speak about their work in the exhibition
Born in New York City, Ana Benaroya graduated from the Yale School of Art with an MFA in Painting in 2019. Benaroya’s work employs vivid colors and satirical imagery to examine gender dynamics and representation.
The Show Must Go On
Spray paint, acrylic and oil paint on canvas
40" h x 48" w
Blitz Bazawule is an artist, filmmaker, and musician born in Ghana and based in New York.
A MOMENT IN TIME/ Diner
Acrylic on canvas
30" h x 40" w
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice tends to the in-between, and those that know the trouble and pleasure there. She spent her most formative years in a constantly shifting landscape, thereby tethering her work to interests in multiplicity, belief systems, and bewilderment.
Amaryllis de Jesus Moleski
Watercolor, color pencil, graphite, gouache and airbrush on paper
30" h x 22.5" w
Gustavo Montoya was a Mexican artist considered to be a late adherent to the Mexican School of Painting, most often associated with Mexican muralism. His best-selling work was that of children in regional traditional Mexican clothing.
Niña a la matraca
Oil on canvas
22" h x 17.5" w
Listen to curator James Bartlett speak about this work
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Sanié Bokhari graduated with an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. Bokhari’s paintings interrogate gendered assumptions and create a platform for cultural dialogue.
Acrylic on canvas
48" h x 36" w
Listen to Sanié Bokhari speak about her work in the exhibition