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crossings March 8, 2013 - April 26, 2013

Nayda Collazo-Llorens Patricia Villalobos EcheverrĂ­a CURATED BY PEDRO CUPERMAN


crossings March 8, 2013 - April 26, 2013

This exhibit at The Point of Contact Gallery in Syracuse, New York, is made possible thanks to the generous support of Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Syracuse University, Vice Chancellor Eric Spina, Dean George Langford of the College of Arts & Sciences, Dean Ann Clarke, of the College of Visual & Performing Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Our sincere gratitude also to Jeffrey Hoone, Executive Director of the Coalition of Museum & Art Centers at Syracuse University.

The Point of Contact Gallery is a member of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers at Syracuse University (CMAC).


Artists Statement The use of the word crossings as the title of our exhibition at Point of Contact is a multifolded one. It points to journeys and intersections, dealing with time and space, but we are also interested in its broader and more complex nature, related crossbreeding, gender-crossing, and other hybrid, interdisciplinary modes. It also alludes to sites of convergence between our artistic practices. For years, we have considered the many ways in which our works relate to each other, whether dealing with location, mapping, identity, memory or multiplicity. This exhibition gives us the opportunity to further examine those connections, and to collaborate, for the first time, in the production of new works. This exhibition presents a series of thirteen works on paper, and a two-channel video installation titled PLEXUS13NP.


Nayda Collazo-Llorens Nayda Collazo-Llorens, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a visual artist engaged in a multi-disciplinary practice that includes drawings, prints, installations, video, textbased works and interventions. Through her practice, she examines the way in which we perceive and process information, dealing with concepts of navigation, language and hyperconnectivity. She received an MFA from New York University in 2002 and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1990. Recent projects include Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever, her third solo show at LMAKprojects, New York, NY; An Exercise in Numbness and Other Tales, a solo show at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Revolú*tion, a text-based façade intervention at the 3rd Poly/Graphic Triennial, San Juan, PR; and Reverb, a site-specific multi-channel video installation at the Museo Universitario del Chopo, in Mexico City. Previous projects include a site-specific installation titled Reverberación (Reverberation) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, 2010; and ESCaperucita & Little Flying Hood, a multi-disciplinary project produced for the 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba, 2009. She was a 2012 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Net, Art US, Art Nexus, Art News, Arte al Día International, and BOMBlog, among others. Her work is represented by LMAKprojects, New York.


Patricia Villalobos Echeverría Patricia Villalobos Echeverría is a Nicaraguan artist, born in Tennessee to Salvadoran parents. She has a hybrid practice of prints, photos, videos and installations that explore how reproducible forms of representation can alter our notions of singularity and the various states of flux that we enter: some physical, others virtual. She received an MFA from West Virginia University (1990) and a BFA from Louisiana State University (1988). Recent individual exhibitions include Nodes [N 42°57’47” W 85°40’07”] at UICA (Grand Rapids, MI), 2011; Mesoparasitio <13°41’33”N 89°14’30”W> at MARTE, Museo de Arte de El Salvador, (San Salvador, El Salvador), 2011; Outbreak at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (Pittsburgh, PA), 2010; Aguasmalas (Blackwaters) at MediaNoche (New York, NY), 2008. Select group exhibitions include the IX Havana Biennial (Havana, Cuba), 2012; Redes at Darb 1718 -Egyptian Contemporary Art and Culture Center (Cairo, Egypt), 2011; VII Central American Biennial (Managua, Nicaragua), 2010; VII Biennial of Visual Arts of Nicaragua (Managua) 2009, and the IV Splitgraphic Biennial (Split, Croatia), 2009, among others. Notable grants include the Oregon Arts Council Fellowship, PA Council for the Arts Fellowship, Creative Heights Residency Fellowship from the Heinz Endowment and residencies at Artist Image Resource, The Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and the MacDowell Arts Colony.


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director & curator Pedro Cuperman managing director Tere Paniagua programming coordinator Monica McLean public relations & marketing assistant Masha Snitkovsky graphic design Anna SofĂ­a Font assistant administrator Justin Robinson web development Paul Sprague


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