3rd Annual ArtCrawl Harlem
Boundaries & Connections
Artists Residency Program on
Opportunity, Space, Create
2022 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE GROUP EXHIBIT
October 1 - 30, 2022
Saturdays & Sundays
12Noon - 5:00PM
BOUNDARIES & CONNECTIONS ARTISTS
& THEIR ARTWORK
"NO ORDINARY LOVE:Channeling the Energy Life Lineage and Legacy"
by Daryl Myntia Daniels
"THE BLONDE ONE"
by Daniel Robin Clurman
“And I Miss You” (2022)
Oil on Canvas
"ANY BLACK MAN U.S.A."
by Cj Priester
Flower Petals, Yarn, and Acrylic on paper 5inx7in
"DAMAGE & REPAIR"
by Heather Williams
“Is it a Beauty Mark or Scar” (2022) 11×14, Acrylic collage on canvas NFS
“Black Moon Over the Land” (2022) 22×30, Acrylic, Plastic on Paper
“No Limits” (2022)
30 x 40
Collage on Canvas
The Dichotomy of the Black Body
in Nature vs The City"
by Jaleeca Yancy
"FREE YOUR MIND"
A Social Justice Interactive Art Installation by Multimedia Artist
"Much Needed Love" Installation
by Cat Schmitz
June - October 2022
Thursday - Sunday
12Noon - 5:00pm
"PERSONAL BAGGAGE" INSTALLATION
by Theda Sandiford
May - Augusts 2022
The installation is an opportunity for visitors to release their personal baggage by interacting with my emotional baggage carts and the triggers attached to them. An invitation to touch and move the carts about the room will be posted to the wall. Visitors are also invited to share a written a statement about a microaggression they have experienced on a “story” ribbon and tie this ribbon onto the Free Your Mind net to release this story from their personal narrative. Free Your Mind is a cascade of previously collected story ribbons tied to fishing net draped upon the wall like a blanket. As people interact with the installation, moving the carts about the room, motion sensors will trigger a monotone recording of the story ribbons already collected as part of this project. The computerized voiced recording obscures the identity of the storyteller. Later, I will weave each of the story ribbons, infusing the essence and yarn of each participant into the social fabric of a protective blanket. This blanket with be the nucleus of a new emotional baggage cart which will be completed by close of the residency. Art should surprise and delight, my hope is people interact with my emotional baggage carts, confront themselves, release their own emotional baggage and find access to joy.
Filmmaker Heather Williams debuts
Short Film, "Safe Passage III"
BOUNDARIES & CONNECTIONS
2022 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE BIOS & WORK SAMPLES
Daryl Myntia Daniels is a Visual Artist from Cincinnati, OH, based in the Bronx, NY. Her work primarily combines figuration and abstraction through a process of performance, documentation, and mark making techniques. Her background in gymnastics has inspired her to investigate layers of the human body with a special interest in movement and liberation throughout the African Diaspora. She received her BFA in Painting at Ohio University in 2013 and her MFA in Fine Arts in 2016 from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been shown in places like the Kennedy Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Hole Gallery, and the Untitled Space. Recent solo exhibitions and projects include Sydenham Hospital: For the People By the People, a mural at Sydenham Hospital a part of the NYC Health and Hospitals Arts in Medicine Program (2021), sponsored by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Not Your Superwoman, a solo exhibit at Kente Royal Gallery in Harlem, NY(2021), and Black Excellence in Zone 15, a 640 Square Foot mural in Lincoln Heights, OH (2020).
Artwork – “Lean On Me” Acrylic and oil 60 X 48″
Residency: May – July 2022
Daniel Robin Clurman is a self taught Black – Jewish Queer artist working and living in both Brooklyn, New York, and the Hudson Valley area. He has been in numerous group shows and his work is in many collections in America, Britain and Europe. Daniel make drawings of people he admires either from history or from social media. He is engaged in the images of people for either their contributions to social justice or for his attraction to them physically. Creating a drawing helps him to create a closeness with his subjects, and lessens the emotional isolation that happens in the digital age, especially during COVID. His process begins by researching a subject through images and imagining them as part of my visual world. Once he has decided on the subject he is going to draw, then energize the image with color. He uses mixed media on paper to flesh out and bring to life the photograph.
Artwork: Marsha P. Johnson
Residency: August – October 2022
Cj Priester is an African-American artist and educator born and raised in Brooklyn. She received a formal education in Fine Art and Art History from the Fashion Institute of Technology. After earning her BA, she went on to get her MA in Special Education from Long Island University-Brooklyn. All the while, art remained at the forefront of her life. Her eccentric work blends aspects of abstraction and collage with Afrocentric realism. Her art speaks on themes of self-exploration, identity, and what it means to be a Black woman in America. Cj’s paintings are inspired by her life’s experiences, literature, nature, and Black history. These influences are found in the textures and patterns of her artwork. The titles of her paintings stem from poems she has written, striking lines from books she has read, or African proverbs. Priester’s paintings seek to answer questions surrounding the journey of life and love. Her recent paintings are centered around promoting self-love and uplifting her culture. She feels heavily influenced by the artists Minnie Evans, Mickalene Thomas, Faith Ringgold, El Anatsui, the poet Nayyirah Waheed, and the author Zora Neale Hurston. In the early stages of her career, she often debated about which story to tell. “As a Black woman in a predominately white school I felt lost, and that feeling being lost started to mess with my mind and confuse my mission. I knew I was in the right place because I wanted to pursue art, but I struggled to figure out what kind of art I wanted to make. I was becoming profoundly disenfranchised and unattached to the process of making art and began to mindlessly produce solely because I was in art school and didn’t want to waste my tuition. I was so determined to fit myself into the right classification of ‘artist’ that I neglected to tell the most important story. My own. It wasn’t until my junior year of undergrad that I began to develop an artistic identity that seemed fit for me. That year I went on a soul-searching journey. I began to ask my family about our history; about where our lineage traced to and by looking back I was able to have a clearer idea of who I was moving forward.”
Artwork – “Windows” Digital Print 13 X19in
Residency: August – October 2022
Heather Williams is an artist and an educator. She was born in St. Croix, raised in Brooklyn, NY. She recently completed her Masters in Fine Arts at The School of Visual Arts in New York and is a recipient of the Paula Rhodes memorial award for exceptional achievement in MFA Art Practice. Her short film, Safe Passage was screened on Governors Island in July 2021 and exhibited at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. With a background in Art Therapy and a Montessori Primary certification she has been teaching art and running workshops for a wide range of students and participants over the past ten years. Her work has been in many exhibitions and is in several private collections.
Artwork – “I Am Hearing You” Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30
Residency: May -Juy 2022
Jaleeca R. Yancy (b. 1990; Memphis, TN) is a multi-disciplinary artist from Memphis, Tennessee, based in New York, NY. She comes from a creative family of artists, designers, and entrepreneurs who exposed her to the world from a young age. Yancy is a graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, with a dual major in marketing and design. After working as an in-house designer for multiple startups, she decided to focus her energy on creating her art and design studio. She is innovative and unafraid to challenge tradition. Her art roots are in exploring imagination, experimentation, and sustainability practices. She enjoys developing aesthetically pleasing art that explores non-traditional materials and design processes. Yancy has exhibited her work in numerous shows, including Knowhere Art Gallery, The National Art Club, Calabar Gallery, Superchief Gallery, and Bronx Art Space.
Artwork – “A Note From A Friend, Take Up Space”
Residency: August – October 2022
"BLACK BOX" INSTALLATION
by Michael Coppage
July 22, 2022
Michael Coppage is a conceptual artist using an interdisciplinary, dialectical approach to address social issues surrounding race and language. Originally from Chicago, He has lived and worked in Cincinnati since 2007. Coppage earned a B.F.A in Sculpture from Memphis College of Art and an M.F.A in Studio Art from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Coppage is the two-time recipient of Artswave’s Truth and Reconciliation grant, Ohio Pretrial Justice grant, and received Awesome Foundation grants in New York and Philadelphia. He completed a TEDx Talk titled “Everybody’s Racist….and it’s O.K” and he gained international attention with his recent project “BLACK BOX” : a community impact project aimed at demystifying black men and creating authentic experiences that replaces bias and preconceived notions related to the term “Black” This series was exhibited around the country, Puerto Rico and at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 21c Museum Hotel, Medici Museum and the Ohio Arts Councils Riffe Gallery to name a few. Coppage has gained some attention recently with a body of work entitled “American+” after depicting white Americans as monkeys in his paintings. He has several collaborative pieces set for completion this year and also released a podcast on Spotify appropriately titled Black Box as part of his recent series.