FACE

NEW YORK

an art project designed to bring visibility to people dealing with homelessness in New York City

Exhibition

January 12 - February 21 2016

Showcase Gallery, Interchurch Center
New York, NY

Opening Reception

January 14, 2016

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Address

Interchurch Center

475 Riverside Drive

New York, NY

Hours

Monday to Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm

Statement

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

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