Brooklyn-based Artists Exhibit Work with Students of the Pratt Institute

On the evening of December 5, 2013, the Art + Design Education Department of Pratt Institute hosted a gallery opening entitled Exhibiting Education.  The exhibit included artwork created by students who attend the Pratt Institute, as well as artists who are supported through programs provided by AHRC New York City’s Brooklyn Day Hab.  The exhibit, (currently on view in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn at Gallery 216,) is a culmination of collaborative workshops between the two groups of artists.

During the past semester the visiting artists from Brooklyn Day Hab, including Chad DeRoche, Gifford Moy, and Alexander Torres have been preparing their artwork, with support from Art ConsultantsMegan Hummel and Joslyn Richardson.  Below are some photos captured during the opening of the exhibition.

Alexander Torres' painting, Heaven - Lost Spirits, incorporates acrylic and spray paint, as well as pastel chalk and marker. Alexander created the painting as a tribute to his late grandmother, who is depicted as an angel, hovering over the kingdom of Heaven.
Alexander Torres’ painting, Heaven – Lost Spirits, incorporates acrylic and spray paint, as well as pastel chalk and marker. Alexander created the painting as a tribute to his late grandmother, who is depicted as an angel, hovering over the kingdom of Heaven.
As an emigrant born in Grenada, Chad DeRoche has done his share of traveling. The installation piece, Welcome Home From Your Journey, was built as a haven for anyone passing by. The tent structure is formed from a patchwork of abstract images of New York City, which Chad considers his source of shelter.
As an emigrant born in Grenada, Chad DeRoche has done his share of traveling. The installation piece, Welcome Home From Your Journey, was built as a haven for anyone passing by. The tent structure is formed from a patchwork of abstract images of New York City, which Chad considers his source of shelter.
Left to right: Artists, Chad DeRoche, Alexander Torres, Gifford Moy, and Alexander Torres with Art Consultant, Megan Landrum
Left to right: Artists, Chad DeRoche, Alexander Torres, Gifford Moy, and Alexander Torres with Art Consultant, Megan Landrum
Gifford Moy totem
Gifford Moy’s sculpture, Rainbow Totem Pole, was created in a collage style, using found images from magazines. Gifford arranged each image by color, resulting in a banded series of advertising images that flow across the color spectrum.

AHRC New York City thanks Professor Borinquen Gallo and the students of the Pratt Institute, as well as the staff from Brooklyn Day Hab for their work and dedication in creating the collaborative workshops, which have enabled these artists to express their creativity.