The Bronx Museum July 3rd to October 13th, 2002
AIM 22 Artists in the Marketplace
This year's participating artists entered the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program in a difficult time, both as residents of New York City and as working artists. The events of September 11th represented a profound tragedy for New Yorkers and for countless others around the world with connections to those, including AIM alumnus Michael Richards, lost at the World Trade Center. Artistic expression had an important place in the public response in coping with the traumatic aftermath.
For many of these year's artists, an interest in issues of place and location, both literal and metaphoric, informs their art-making practices.
Other artists in the exhibition work directly on the wall to draw attention to the physical space of the museum or make modifications to the "White Cube."
In Gema Alava-Crisostomo's delicate wall installations, segments of thread are held in place by needles, creating a subtle play of line and shadows.
Lydia Yee, Curator and Edwin Ramoran, Assistant Curator (catalog)