Recap: ‘For Which It Stands’ at The Lodge Gallery

Posted on: July 18th, 2013 at 10:39 am by
Photo: Lori Greenberg

Photo: Lori Greenberg

What do the current generation of artist immigrants in America have to say about their experiences and their impressions? This is the theme explored in the exhibit, “For Which It Stands,” which opened last month at The Lodge Gallery.

Photo: www.theLogdeGallery.com

Photo: The Lodge Gallery

Curated by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, the exhibit explores the concept of “what is home and what is foreign, what is progress and what is tradition.”

Photo: Lori Greenberg

“Flag” by Siebren Versteeg. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

The artists include: Orlando Arocena (Mexico/Cuba), Raul Ayala (Equador), Chong Gon Byun (Korea), Liset Castillo (Cuba), Alexis Duque (Colombia), Alessandro Expósito (Mexico), Kira Nam Greene (Korea,) Jung S. Kim (Korea), Fay Ku (Taiwan), Annu Palakunnathu Matthew (India), Cheonwook Park (Korea), Esperanza Mayobre (Venezuela), Levan Mindiashvili (Georgia), Sirikul Pattachote (Thailand), Shahpour M. Pouyan (Iran), Saya Woolfalk (USA), Siebren Versteeg (USA), Kent Henriksen (USA).

Photo: Lori Greenberg.

“An Indian From India.” Annu Palakunnathu Matthew. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

We were impressed by many of the thought provoking works, including Orlando Arocena’s “El Viento Azteca” (The Aztec Wind), Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s “An Indian From India,” Esperanza Mayobre’s installation “Immigration Services II” and Siebren Versteeg’s “Flag” (a constantly changing video collage of images, generated from random internet searches, superimposed over an American flag).

Orlando (Aztec Wind). Photo: Lori Greenberg.

Orlando Arocena with his work, “El Viento Azteca.” (The Aztec Wind). Photo: Lori Greenberg.

“For Which It Stands” is open to the public from through July 28, 131 Chrystie Street. Check out their facebook page here.

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