Rush Art Gallery; White Lies, Black Noise

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[Arts And Culture]

The subculture and subtext explored will feature the works of artists Ricky Day, Latoya Fazier, Anthony Fuller, Shani Peters, Amin Rehman and Philip Robinson.
Also Opening, LIVE! From New York, the work of Cacy Forgenie.

Rush Arts Gallery & Resource Center, founded in November of 1996 is one of the two main arts exhibition and education facilities that are apart of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation - a New York based arts foundation established in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons. Rush Arts Gallery & Resource Center is committed to fostering an ongoing dialogue that reflects the diversity of ideas and issues relevant to emerging artists and audiences. Since its inception, Rush Arts Gallery has exhibited the work of over 600 hundred artists and serves a growing audience of educators, students and individuals. Rush Arts Gallery & Resource Center remains dedicated to providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts through its arts education programs. The gallery also creates opportunities for artists who are not commercially represented by galleries or private dealers. Rush Arts Gallery assist artists careers by providing an inclusive not-for-profit exhibition space in the heart of Chelsea's art district.

The Rush Arts Gallery and Resource Center, which is located at 526 West 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenue) in New York City, will have its opening reception, Friday, November 14th, featuring "White Lies, Black Noise," a group show showcasing the work of Ricky Day, LaToya Frazier, Anthony Fuller, Shani Peters, Amin Rehman, Philip Robinson and Cacy Forgenies "Live! From New York."

Using photography, sculpture, video and text, the "White Lies, Black Noise" exhibition will feature artists appropriating and modifying iconic images and objects from popular culture that comment on family structure, race, sexuality and politics. Each artist shows how source materials can be used to explore subculture and subtext and question social awareness and relevance. Together, it is all used as a form of departure, exploring the relationship between communicator and receiver, illuminating communal experiences in both marginalized and non-marginalized communities.

In addition, The Rush gallery will also host "LIVE! From New York, a powerful collection of work by Cacy Forgenie--presenting printed and projected images photographed in New York City over the ten-year period between 1998-2008. Led by what he terms an internal compass, Forgenie captures images of the accidents, fist fights, disasters and crime scenes he encounters during his daily routine in and around New York. LIVE! From New York presents never-viewed images from 9/11 and the 2000 Puerto Rican Day Parade. Forgenie employs a variety of image-capturing devices to document these events including cell phones, disposables and point-and-shoots.

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