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Crossings Exhibition

Crossings Exhibition: December 7th-15th

Opening Reception: December 7th from 6-9pm

Live Performance by Eva Lia Pedriglieri of Bailando con Mi Mama a Larga Distancia at 7:30pm

Artists exhibiting:

Maria Askew & Ben Osborn

Sadie Coughlin-Prego

Gian Luigi Braggio

Jessica Renzelman

Michael Ensminger

Luisa Valderrama

Eva Lia Pedriglieri

Heather Layton

Jenny Balisle



Live Performance: Bailando con Mi Mama A Larga Distancia

Eva Lia Pedriglieri will be performing her piece, Bailando con Mi Mama A Larga Distancia, live at the opening reception of Crossings Exhibition

Opening Reception: Dec 7th 6-9pm

Live Performance at 7pm

This “baile con mi madre” (dance with my mother) is an exploration of dancing as a form of  language/knowledge passed down through generations, as Eva attempt to have a conversation with her mother, Luisa Pedriglieri, using dance moves and music she’s learned to appreciate from her. Their long distance relationship is based on phone calls and FaceTime conversations--her mother lives in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale, while she currently lives in the Bronx. This work bridges this divide through the technology we are accustomed to interacting with, but with the goal of sharing an intimate moment doing something that they typically do in person. The mix features music/genres from the Dominican Republic, her mother's home country, as well as their all-time favorite American disco song to reflect on their family's migration from the DR to the US. 

Eva Lia Pedriglieri is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City but frequently travels back to her native South Florida. She currently attends The New School in NYC, working towards dual degrees in Fine Arts at Parsons and Culture & Media Studies at Eugene Lang. Being from a multiethnic background, Dominican and Italian, her work deals with themes of multiculturalism, family, and identity. She is interested in developing work that incorporates artistic aesthetic with cultural investigation, community, and personal experience. She works with innovative mediums such as performance, video/sound, and installation, as well as traditional painting and drawing techniques.

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Open Call For Art: Crossings

This show addresses the changing essence of identity through the process of immigration. Our definition of immigration is not limited to the crossing of geographical divisions. We define it as the significant movement of a person through borders whether they be physical, emotional, social, ideological, and/or conceptual in either literal and/or figurative modes. We find it important to broaden the definition of immigration for this exhibition and include actions that encompass more than the literal meaning of the word to embody the full spectrum of the process of moving from one place/thought/emotion/identity/etc to another. We encourage artists to interpret this definition in their own creative manner.

Through this exhibition, we seek to create a space that brings together a variety of experiences that intersect at the crossroads of change and identity.  

Exhibition: Dec. 7-15th

Artist Talk: Maria Del Pilar Lopez Saavedra

October 12, 2018

Artist Talk: Maria Del Pilar Lopez Saavedra

Maria Del Pilar Lopez Saavedra is a Colombian born, Miami raised, New York-based artist. PILI talks about their artist practice that investigates the intersection of Queerness, religion, and symbolism in Latine/x culture through performance, installation, and object/image making. Julio Rodriguez, co-founder and co-director of El Sótano facilitated the conversation.

Video recording of the event below.