The artist establishes connection with their environment, community, medium, process, ideas, and beliefs and uses these connections as a point of departure for their practice. In what ways do connections inspire a practice and allow it to grow? How do artists establish new connections and how do they let go of old connections for new ones to emerge? To what extent do you need to be connected to your subject matter to use it? Most recently, we saw Dana Schutz criticized for not having a valid connection to her subject matter. How do we establish legitimate connections to our practice?

July 24, 2017
Location:Gateway Project Spaces 
Moderator: Ventiko

Dominique Duroseau
Jasmine Wahi
Kevin Darmanie
Lumane Luma


August 21, 2017
Location: Ridgewood, Queens
Moderator: Eric Hibit

Erika Renee
Fawn Kreiger
Rachael Gorchov
Saul Chernick