an art project designed to bring visibility to people dealing with homelessness in New York City
January 12 - February 21 2016
Showcase Gallery, Interchurch Center New York, NY
January 14, 2016
5:30pm - 7:30pm
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY
Monday to Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
In the United States, the faces we recognize and the stories we hear are predominantly those of the wealthy and the famous. Seldom do people take the time to listen to and connect with those who are less fortunate. It is because of this pervasive attitude that it becomes easy to have a limiting narrative of how homelessness can occur.
17 artists from around the world and 18 members of the Bowery Mission community have come together to transform this narrative. Through generous sharing and the meticulous process of drawing, painting or sculpting the uniqueness of a face, each team of subject and artist invites viewers to face the much more complex reality: that for each of the more than 56,000 people dealing with homelessness in New York City there is a different story, and a different face.
- Allie Wilkinson, Curator
The exhibition was on display from October 4th to November 19th at the Bowery Mission in New York City.Donate to the Bowery Mission
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