Artists: Bryan Zanisnik, Haeri Yoo, Emma Wilcox, Tim Whidden (MTAA), Alejandra Villasmil, Kathleen Vance, Yuken Teruya, Scott Taylor, Shinique Smith, Xaviera Vincenta Simmons, Changamire Semakokiro, Michael Sarff (MTAA), Bryony Romer, Kent Rogowski, German Pitre, William Ortega, Irvin Morazan, Tara Mateik, LJ Lindhurst, Steven Lam, Joel Kyack, Saeri Kiritani, Amy Kao, Bettina Johae, Curt Ikens, Leslie Hewitt, Jeffrey Hargrave, Lisa Hamilton, Tamara Gubernat, Asha Ganpat, Carla Gannis, Linda Ganjian, Chitra Ganesh, Cui Fei, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Chrissy Conant, Chris Burns, Adam Brent, Afruz Amighi, Elia Alba
E7 includes work by a dynamic group of 24 women and 16 men who, with varying experiences and artistic practices, were chosen to engage in Aljira Emerge 7, a professional development program for artists.
For the exhibition, co-organizers Franklin Sirmans, an independent curator and critic, and Jennifer Moon, Associate Curator of Artists Space, were interested in exploring alternative exhibition formats that activate the gallery space at Aljira and create a more engaging context for the artists’ particular artistic practice, which vary in scope from painting to performance. Conducting studio visits with each of the Emerge 7 participants, the organizers were led to the exploration of broad artistic trends evident in the artwork. The exhibition is a culmination of highlights in the “emerging” practices of this diverse group of talented artists.