This Thursday, May 18, the seventh annual Long Island City Arts Open presents Disruption, a photography exhibition curated by Orestes Gonzalez, featuring five photographers from Cuba, Spain, and the United States. The show addresses contemporary environmental, political, and social issues as they relate to the feeling of being an outsider. Gonzalez selected work that he describes as encouraging viewers to empathize with the experience of physical, mental, and spiritual dislocations caused by immigration from one’s homeland and the sense of personal loss. Included are hard hitting images like Griselda San Martin's photographs of families embracing on each side of the wall at the Mexican border, and 2017 Aperture Prize nominee Kris Graves' photographs on the exact spot in various locations throughout the United States where black men were murdered by police last year.
Disruption opens Thursday, May 18 @ 6:00pm at The Factory in Long Island City, NY, followed by an artist talk on Sunday, May 21 at 2:30pm. Open through May 25. More details HERE.