Rogue Video and Performance Presents
“Letting Go” an out-of-doors art event featuring video, performance, installation and temporary artworks
Saturday, October 22nd 2011 from 3pm to 9pm
Halsey Street, New Street, Central Avenue and Broad Streets in Newark, NJ
Curators Jeanne Brasile and Jade Lien are pleased to announce their most recent curatorial collaboration on view during the 10th Annual Open Doors and Studio Tour sponsored by the Newark Arts Council. “Letting Go” will activate the block encompassed by New, Halsey and Broad Streets and Central Avenue with public displays and performances by over 50 participating artists. The exhibition is a discourse on the notion of catharsis, or emotional cleansing. Catharsis, or purging of emotions, produces profound feelings such as fear, sorrow, pity or even joy. In a broader sense, it can also refer to a sense of restoration, renewal, and revitalization; concepts that are poignant and greatly needed in this complicated emotional landscape we presently occupy.
Participating artists include; Kristin Anderson, Scot Andreason, Jacqueline Arias, Soraida Bedoya, Cynthia Berkshire, Ben Bernstein, Gianluca Bianchino, Mikel Bisbee-Durlam with Jody Wood, Christine -Jean Blaine, Boys and Girls Club of Newark, Collette Broeders, BroLab Collective, Sandra Burke, Giovanna Cecchetti, Russell Chartier, Bryan Christie & Jeremy Mage, Magenta del Ray, EGG, Mike Estabrook, Rico Fredrick, Jerry Gant, Kristin Grey, Bruce Humphries, Jones and Roa, Darren Jones, Jenna Kline, Samantha Marie La Alta, Greg Leshé, Timothy McMurray & Jacqueline Weaver, Aaron Oldenburg, Ben Pederson, Barbara Polster, Gerald Pryor, Sally Richardson, Tara Raye Russo, Kate & Beau Sage-Lindholm, Jesse Eric Schmidt, Kat Schneck, Narubi Selah, David Sinaguglia, DC Smith, Lauren Smith, Nyugen Smith, Mark Starling, Starski, Sara Suleman, TangenT and Heidi Zito.
Rogue Video and Performance was founded by Jeanne Brasile and Jade Lien in 2006 to free curators and artists from the confines of the traditional gallery space and to connect the public art large with art in unexpected places. To date, Brasile and Lien have curated events and video screenings for the SITE Festival in Brooklyn, Newark Open Doors, JC Fridays in Jersey City and the Paterson Art Walk in Paterson, New Jersey. They continue to independently curate exhibitions in non-traditional spaces and have recently begun to use Rogue Video and Performance as an opportunity to mentor aspiring curators who wish to develop exhibitions for alternative spaces. For more information please go to http://roguevideo.org or http://newarkarts.org for more information on the Open Doors Studio Tour.