San Gennaro 2018

Classic Italian Rainbow, 2018, by Jackson Hallberg

San Gennaro 2018

Organized and facilitated by Nicole Bull and Kaz Senju

Opening Reception at 128 Baxter: December 11, 2018 | 6-8pm 
Exhibition Dates at 128 Baxter: December 11 – January 19, 2019

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York will host an exhibition of works from the San Gennaro Festival in its new space at 128 Baxter St from December 11, 2018 through January 12, 2019. The exhibition will consist of 6 customized backdrops that were made for the San Gennaro Festival 2018 photo booth. Baxter St’s involvement in the San Gennaro Festival from September 13 to September 23, 2018 was a part of the organization’s multifaceted community program with the aim of being good neighbors and participate in a long standing tradition of community and culture. Fair attendees were able to have their portraits taken in front of the backdrops designed by emerging lens-based artists as part of the Guest Curated Exhibition Program.

Participating artists:
Jackson Hallberg
Pixy Liao
Devin N. Morris
Elizabeth Renstrom
Marco Scozzaro
Tiffany Smith

Nicole Bull (b. Upland, PA) is a Brooklyn based artist working mainly in photography and video. She holds an MFA from ICP-Bard and a BA in anthropology and studio art from the University of Vermont. Her solo exhibitions include Before You Go at the ICP Bard MFA studios in Queens, NY (2018) and here for you at the Frances Colburn Gallery in Burlington, VT (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Close to Reality at the International Center for Photography in New York, NY (2018), SHIM Invitational 5 at Art Helix in Brooklyn, NY (2017), the annual postcard exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (2017), Eyes// Vermont at New City Galerie in Burlington, VT (2016) and 1236# at Frances Coburn Gallery in Burlington, VT (2015).

Kaz Senju is a visual artist, who was born in Japan, resides in Brooklyn, NY. Senju practices the medium of photography, video, and installation to address his interest in communities that are otherwise under-represented. His recent projects include “3 Years Past” (2014), a documentary film of interviews with high school students from Fukushima, Japan discussing their lives after the nuclear power plant accident in 2011. His most recent photo series “Shinjuku Story” (2017) captures the LGBTQ community in Tokyo though a mixture of portraiture, interviews, video, and street photography.

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This exhibition is part of a series of guest-curated exhibitions at Baxter St at CCNY resulting from an open call for proposals, and is made possible in part by generous support from public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Steven Amedee Framing, and Yarden Wines.