HRY SPACE TALK: Jennifer Sullivan, Tahir Carl Karmali, Lucia Hierro

Jennifer Sullivan
Tahir Carl Karmali

On July 10th from 6:30-8:30 pm, HRY SPACE in collaboration with SIMPL MAG will be hosting HRY SPACE Talk under the theme:

"Artist Talk with Jennifer Sullivan, Tahir Carl Karmali, Lucia Hierro"

HRY SPACE Talk is an integral programming of HRY SPACE, for which we bring industry leading individuals together in a room filled with artworks from a generation of artists that are radically reshaping the contemporary art scene, hearing them share their experiences and ideas on their own works, and how we collectively move forward to drive positive impact for millennial culture worldwide.

Jennifer Sullivan (@jennifer_sullovin)

Jennifer Sullivan is a New York-based artist whose painting practice evolved out of roots in performance and video. Her work explores autobiographical subject matter, as well as the relationship between psychology and embodiment, gender, humor, vulnerability, and portraiture. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from Parsons. Recent solo exhibitions include Exiled Parts at No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH (2019), Stretch Marks at Real Estate Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (2018) and the soft animal of your body at Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (2018). Sullivan has exhibited widely in group exhibitions at Marinaro, Brennan and Griffin, Rod Barton, Marvin Gardens, Safe Gallery, Pablo's Birthday, 247365, Klaus Von Nichtsaggend, and the deCordova Museum. Awards include a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, and residencies at the Lighthouse Works, Skowhegan, Ox-Bow, and Yaddo. Her work has been reviewed in the NY Times, Artforum, Art News, The Brooklyn Rail, and Art Papers. She is represented by Five Car Garage in Los Angeles, CA. She lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens with her cat Queenie.

Tahir Carl Karmali (@tacaka)

Working across multiple mediums, materials, and photography, Brooklyn-based artist Tahir Karmali’s interests lie in manipulating materials that perpetuate colonialism. He draws from his own experiences as a well-traveled Kenyan citizen to structure narratives around migratory identity. Karmali received his Masters of Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Selected exhibitions include “Jua Kali,” a part of “Making Africa,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2017), Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands (2016), and Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain (2015), among other venues; “My Collection,” MoCADA, Brooklyn (2017); and “PAPER:Work,” Art Africa Fair, Cape Town, and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, both 2017.

Lucia Hierro (@lucia_hierro_)

Lucia Hierro is a Dominican American conceptual artist born and raised in New York City, Washington Heights/Inwood, currently working in the Bronx. She received a BFA from SUNY Purchase (2010) and an MFA from Yale School of Art (2013). She has exhibited in shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, Paris Photo, and recently had her first solo show in New York at Elizabeth Dee Gallery in Harlem and her first solo show in the Dominican Republic at Casa Quien Gallery. Residencies include: Yaddo, Redbull Arts in Detroit, Fountainhead Residency, Bronx Museums Artist in the Market program and Casa Quien,. Her work is part of the JP Morgan Chase art collection and the Rennie collection in Vancouver.

Hierro's work explores the body as a collection of fragmented signifiers that includes language, taste, and culture. Hierro addresses these ideas across a broad platform of techniques that include digital media, collage, and felt constructions.

The series titled Mercado (soft sculptural objects resembling oversized translucent tote bags filled with images/ images of objects), utilizes digital media, painting, installation art, sculpture and color theory as tools to tackle ideas of exclusion and privilege. The bags employ signifiers from pop culture, everyday items such as Vick’s Vaporub/supermarket circulars to engage the viewer in a discourse on issues of class, culture and identity. The works in the Bodegones or “still life” series as well as Mercado explore the symbiotic relationship between personal narrative and larger economic structures.

This HRY SPACE Talk is co-organized by Omer Soylemez.

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