14th Street Y Gallery
Now Showing through September 3
Erik Bergrin is a sculptor and costume designer based in NYC, who fuses indigenous and contemporary ber techniques in works which deconstruct human psychology. Using materials as cultural symbols, the artist draws on his extensive background in costume design, as well as a deep interest in meditation and the investigation of the mind. His work has been featured in galleries and museums such as Marlborough Contemporary, The State Historical Museum in Moscow, Envoy Enterprise Gallery, David Fierman Gallery, AC Institute, A banner of his work flying in the Garment District NYC, HERE arts, Printed Matter, and many more. He has designed costumes for shows such as John Cameron Mitchell’s,”Origin of Love tour, “Goodbar,” at the Public Theater, and has been commissioned by musicians Lady Gaga and Peaches, and festivals such as PERFORMA. His costume designs have been featured in tv shows such as, “America’s Next Top Model,” and “Make Me A Supermodel,” and highlighted in films such as, “Violet Tendencies.”
Erik’s creations have been in articles and publications such as a such as Dazed and Confused, Zink, NyTimes, NY Mag, Star, King Kong, Zoo, Dust, Bullett, ODDA, and many many more.
Upcoming Gallery Exhibit
Recovery: Healing Through Art
September 5 – November 5
September is Recovery Awareness Month
September is Recovery Awareness Month and the 14th Street Y is raising awareness through multiple collaborations, discussions and artistic presentations. Join us is supporting those members in our community who have fought addiction and help raise awareness through compassion and caring.
Thursday, September 5 | 7:00 PM
The 14th Street Y is proud to partner with another Educational Alliance site, The Center for Recovery and Wellness on this very personal gallery exhibit. In honor of September being Recovery Awareness month, The Arts + Culture Department of the 14th Street Y wanted to work with CRW to share art created by clients of their program. The art you see has been developed through programs at CRW. Each artist was prompted to create art based on their own personal journey of recovery. Our goal is to destigmatize addiction and recovery and acknowledge that our community is in a moment of healing. Next to the exhibit you will see our Recovery Quilt. Each panel was made by a member of our community, honoring someone who has been lost to addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive). Please join us in celebrating these artists, their journey of healing and welcome them as part of our community.
Previous Gallery Shows:
Peace Corps Creates— Art By Returned Volunteers
March 7 — April 11, 2019
New York City Peace Corps is excited to announce their 5th Annual RPCV Art Show. What do all these artists have in common? They each spent at least two years overseas in service to their country as Peace Corps Volunteers. Whether in education, community development or public health— Peace Corps service is a life-changer. Peace Corps Volunteers, often serve abroad in places far different from where they and these experiences shape them, not only as people, but as artists.
Site: Yizkor by Maya Ciarrocchi
February 2 – March 3, 2019
Site: Yizkor is an installation comprised of works on paper that trace lost and forgotten spaces left by the dead. In this work, Maya Ciarrocchi combines architectural renderings, shtetl maps, historical Yizkor books and contributed writings to question how and why people and places disappear amongst marginalized communities. Site: Yizkor also includes video and animation created by Ciarrocchi in collaboration with composer Andrew Conklin.
Transient Land by Michal Geva / Curated by Aya Goshen
December 6 – January 19
Transient Land presents Michal Geva’s investigation into the architecture and landscape of her homeland through mixed media paintings that are painted on found objects she collects in her neighborhood. Merging between New-York objects and Israeli images reflects the formation of a hybrid identity. The exhibit offers the viewer a journey into Geva’s imaginary and fluid locations that are unrecognizable yet evoke a familiarity.
WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS: Paintings from the Novel by Vesper Stamper
September 22 – October 26
A collection of illustrations from the novel What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, about two teen Holocaust survivors who meet on the day of their liberation from Bergen Belsen camp, and what it takes for them to rebuild their lives from the ground up.
In What the Night Sings, author-illustrator Vesper Stamper creates black and white, sepia-toned ink wash paintings that call to mind the archival documentation of the Holocaust during World War II, while using metaphoric imagery which describes the inner landscape of the characters.
The longlist for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, announced on September 12, includes WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS by Vesper Stamper!
Read more here. Finalists will be announced on October 10, and the winner on November 14.
14Y Artists Group Show
Over the summer, we filling the 14th Street Y Gallery walls with art from our very own community! We were overwhelmed with submissions from a wide variety of artists—from members, volunteers and staff to program participants and patrons of 14th Street Y and Manny Cantor Center arts and culture programs.