En Foco presents the Apartment Gallery Series
featuring Damarys Alvarez, Natali Bravo-Barbee, Vanessa Rondon
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6-8pm
En Foco Presents
IM/MIGRATION OPENING RECEPTION
featuring Damarys Alvarez, Natali Bravo-Barbee, and Vanessa Rondon
Juanita Lanzo, curator
The Green House, 315 East 201 St. Bronx, NY
Event is Free and open to the public
Exhibition On View: March 14 – April 6, 2019
Thursday – Saturday: 1 – 7pm
By appointment only.
Damarys Alvarez is an artist and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. A 2019 En Foco Fellowship winner, she graduated from Parsons, School of Design with a BFA in photography. As one who was born in Miami, Florida, she is someone who feels her Cuban heritage is important to the work she creates. Questions of culture, family, and diaspora are reoccurring themes she includes in the pieces that are made. B. 1992, Miami, Florida. https://www.daexpose.com
Natali Sabina Bravo-Barbee (born, Cordoba, Argentina) creates works at the boundary of photography and sculpture. Bravo-Barbee has been photographing her world since the age of fifteen, incorporating alternative processes such as cyanotype into her practice. The artist’s practice uncovers lived memories of her family’s fight from Argentina while simultaneously investigating post-colonial and feminist topics. Bravo-Barbee holds an MFA from City College, CUNY and a BA, Studio Art from Hunter College, CUNY. She lives and works in Queens, New York. https://www.natalibarbee.com/
Vanessa Rondon is a Venezuelan artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Vanessa attended Parsons at The New School for her BFA in Photography and completed her BFA in Fine and Studio Art at CUNY, Brooklyn College with honors. Vanessa is a drummer and a member of the band cccaats. Her work uses photographs to cope with feelings of frustration and helplesssness. She created a series of self-portraits at different times of the day to capture moods through lighting and human form. In a series of nighttime photographs, she documented her East New York neighborhood. These photos speak to a notion of belonging rooted in being an immigrant and “outsider,” creating tension between beauty and alienation.