New Exhibition Centered on the Work of Hiram Maristany

 

Opening Next Wednesday, March 25, a new exhibition entitled Anchor will open at Hunter East Harlem, a gallery space at the Silberman School of Social Work at 119th Street and 3rd Avenue in El Barrio. Anchor features never-before-seen Maristany photographs, as well as the work of six contemporary artists - Nicole Cohen, Selena Kimball, Miguel Luciano, Steven Perez, Saul Williams, and Caroline Woolard – who selected photos from Maristany’s personal collection and used them as the basis for unique new works of their own.

Maristany has been documenting the Puerto Rican community in New York and elsewhere, as well as his changing El Barrio neighborhood, for half a century. Equally important as an artist and a photojournalist, he has created the reverberating imagery that so many associate with East Harlem. Though he’s rightfully lauded for his work as the official photographer for the Young Lords Party, Maristany’s career has incorporated gorgeous portraits of his neighborhood and its inhabitants from the 1960s to the present.

Anchor will be focused on Maristany’s work in El Barrio, featuring approximately thirty-five photographs that span the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. In conjunction with the exhibition – on display from March 25 until June 13 – there will be a series of public performances throughout El Barrio, which are listed below.

We hope you’ll join Centro and Hunter East Harlem at the opening next week, and attend the events surrounding it throughout the coming months.

Exhibition projects:

  • - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Exhibition Beginning, reception at Hunter East Harlem, 6-9PM

  • - Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Forensic artist, Stephen Mancusi will be in the gallery for portrait drawing sessions open to the public as part of Selena Kimball’s project, Hunter East Harlem, 1-3PM

  • - Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Walking Tour of East Harlem by Steven Perez, starting at Hunter East Harlem, 2-4PM

  • - Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Forensic artist, Stephen Mancusi will be in the gallery for portrait drawing sessions open to the public as part of Selena Kimball’s project, Hunter East Harlem, 1-3PM

  • - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Nicole Cohen video art installation opening, East Harlem Church, details to come

  • - Thursday, May 7, 2015 - Forensic artist, Stephen Mancusi will be in the gallery for portrait drawing sessions open to the public as part of Selena Kimball’s project, Hunter East Harlem, 1-3PM

  • - Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Caroline Woolard public workshop and talk, details to come

  • - Saturday, May 16, 2015 - Miguel Luciano kite building workshop, Silberman School of Social work and an East Harlem rooftop, details to come

  • - Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Forensic artist, Stephen Mancusi will be in the gallery for portrait drawing sessions open to the public as part of Selena Kimball’s project, Hunter East Harlem, 1-3PM

  • - Friday, May 29, 2015 - Saul Williams public performance at St. Edward the Martyr Church, 14 East 109th St, 8PM

  • - Saturday, June 6, 2015 - Walking Tour of East Harlem by Steven Perez, starting at Hunter East Harlem, 2-4PM

  • - Saturday, June 13, 2015 - Exhibition Closing, reception at Hunter East Harlem, 5PM