Art Break

María Verónica San Martín

Maria Veronica San Martin, “In Their Memory. Human Rights Violation in Chile. 1973-1990,” 2012, screen print on paper and ink, courtesy of the artist

April 18, 2018 | 2:30-4:30pm
Room 312, Express Newark

María Verónica San Martín discusses her work and leads participants in a hands-on art making activity inspired by the materials, methods, and perspectives of her practice. All skill levels welcome! María Verónica San Martín (b. 1981, Santiago, Chile) is an artist, graphic designer and printmaker living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work, In Their Memory. Human rights violation in Chile, 1973-1990 is a book of resistance that carries forward the protest begun by the families of the disappeared in Chile during the military dictatorship (1973-1990). This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mirror Mirror. Free and open to everyone, art materials and refreshments provided.

Kevin Blythe Sampson

Still image from “Wanted” composite sketch session

April 16, 2018 | 11:30am-1pm
Room 312, Express Newark

Kevin Blythe Sampson is a sculptor, painter, muralist, and airbrush artist who is recognized for tackling difficult issues that concern him and his Newark, NJ neighbors. A retired police officer and composite sketch artist, Sampson is a mentor for local youth and an arts educator. He has been represented by Cavin-Morris Gallery since 1992. In this art-making workshop, Sampson will use as a starting point the project Wanted, in which Sampson collaborated with artist Dread Scott to address the criminalization of youth in America. All skill levels welcome! This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mirror Mirror. Free and open to everyone. Art materials and refreshments provided.

Ceaphas Stubbs

Ceaphas Stubbs, “Unrequited Love/…Only Willing Participants…” 2015, archival inkjet print, courtesy of the artist

April 4, 2018 | 2:30-4:30pm
Room 312, Express Newark

Ceaphas Stubbs leads participants in a hands-on art making activity inspired by the materials, methods, and perspectives of his practice. All skill levels welcome! In his work, Ceaphas Stubbs explores black sexuality, nostalgia and pleasure through a queer lens. Working at the intersections of photography, sculpture, and painting, Stubbs work suggests the sometimes slippery relationship between expectation, perception and reality. This is presented in conjunction with Stubbs’ residency at the Paul Robeson Galleries and his forthcoming exhibition, Phantom Limb.

Kevin Darmanie

March 28, 2018 | 2:30-4:30pm
Room 312, Express Newark

Kevin Darmanie discusses his work and leads participants in a hands-on art making activity inspired by the materials, methods, and perspectives of his practice. All skill levels welcome! Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Darmanie lives and works in Newark, New Jersey. He has produced paintings, murals, installations, comic books, and works on paper. Darmanie’s watercolors originally incorporated tropes of graphic novels to re-examine Caribbean attitudes, social critique, and introspection. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mirror Mirror. Free and open to everyone. Art materials and refreshments provided.

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