2019-2020 Visual Artist AIRspace residents Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Arisleyda Dilone, Alicia Mersy, and Charisse Pearlina Weston, share work they developed during their residency period at Abrons Arts Center.
Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.’s photography will be presented outdoors at the Abrons Arts Center. His photographic works visualize moments of contemplation, self-possession, and intimacy.
The ambiguous nature of the photographs is in favor of an expansive, incoherent, and timeless regard for what is pictured. Similar to how experiences are layered in memory, he considers how a singular moment may be re-contextualized to glean something comprehensive, new, or unplanned.
Featuring: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.
Curated by: Ali Rosa-Salas
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.‘s photographic works visualize moments of contemplation, self-possession, and intimacy. The ambiguous nature of the photographs is in favor of an expansive, incoherent, and timeless regard for what is pictured.
The text that accompanies each image assists in extending the initial framing of the camera. Similar to how experiences are layered in memory, he considers how a singular moment may be re-contextualized to glean something comprehensive, new, or unplanned for.
ABOUT THE PARTNER
Abrons Arts Center is the OBIE award-winning home for contemporary and interdisciplinary arts in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. A core program of the Henry Street Settlement, Abrons believes that access to the arts is essential to a free and healthy society. Through performances, presentations, exhibitions, education programs, and residencies, Abrons mobilizes communities with the transformative power of art.
The arts have always been an integral part of Henry Street’s mission. Their vitality was cemented in 1915 with the opening of The Neighborhood Playhouse, and again in 1975, with the completion and dedication of Abrons Arts Center, one of the first arts facilities in the nation designed for a predominantly low-income population. Today, Abrons is an essential cultural resource, providing diverse audiences with bold artistic work, while offering artists dynamic growth opportunities.
Each year, Abrons premieres over twenty performances, six gallery exhibitions, hosts multiple residencies for performing and studio artists, and offers one hundred different classes in dance, music, theater, and visual art. Abrons also provides New York City public schools with teaching artists, introducing more than 3,000 students to the arts. Visit www.abronsartscenter.org for more information.
The annual Visual Artist AIRspace Residency supports four New York City-based visual artists. Residents receive a monetary award for their participation in the program, in addition to semi-private studio space for nine months at the Abrons facility, located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Throughout the residency cycle, studio visits are arranged with critics, curators, artists, and other arts workers. The residency period culminates with a group exhibition at the Abrons galleries.