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Everything That Rises Must Converge

950 Hart Gallery
950 Hart Street, No. 103, 646-270-2149
April 14 - April 29, 2012
Reception: Saturday, April 14, 7 - 10 PM
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950 Hart Gallery Presents: Everything That Rises Must Converge curated by Carl Gunhouse & Ginevra Shay April 14th – April 29th, 2012 Weekends only: 12 – 7pm (6-7pm is cocktail hour) or by appointment

Everything That Rises Must Converge is a group exhibition that explores the connection between six emerging photographers and their neighborhoods. A dialogue is formed between these photographers and their immediate surroundings that helps shape their art and is expressed through a personal narrative in their work. The photographers have become ambassadors for their neighborhoods, communicating the stories, feelings and idiosyncrasies that surround them.

Heyward Hart, from Spartanburg, SC, studied photography and received his MFA from Yale University. His work has been exhibited nationally including shows at Nicole Klagsburn Project space in NYC, Aviary Gallery in Boston MA, and the Hanes Art Center in Chapel Hill, NC. He has also been awarded the Richard Benson Prize and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Heyward currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Irina Rozovsky was born in 1981 in Moscow, studied French and Spanish literature as an undergraduate at Tufts University, and received an MFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art in 2007. Her work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions and publications. Irina lives in Brooklyn, NY, and teaches at the International Center of Photography.

Born to a Cuban mother and Puerto Rican father in New York City, and raised in Florida, photographer Joseph Michael Lopez began working as a documentary cinematographer, notably on the critically acclaimed Bruce Weber film, Chop Suey. Lopez’s recent solo work has been exhibited in New York and Berlin. He studied with photographer at Columbia University, where he holds an M.F.A. Lopez’s work has appeared on the cover of the Sunday Review of The New York Times and he is a contributor to Agence VU’.

RaMell Ross is a photographer based in Greensboro, AL. A 2005 Georgetown graduate, RaMell double majored in sociology and English and received a minor in art. Merging his passions for art and service, RaMell is currently the Youthbuild Job Placement Manager at the Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization, Inc. RaMell has been published with The New York Times, ESPN, Penguin Group, The Washington Post, Simon and Schuster, Business Week, Food and Wine Magazine, Garden and Guns Magazine, CNN, Ready Made Magazine, and several online publications.

Trevor Powers was born in 1985 in Burlington, Vermont. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA where he studied Photography and bookmaking. He received his Diploma in 2008 and Fifth Year Certificate in 2009. His work has been published and exhibited throughout the United States. He now lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.

Andrew Laumann was born in the spring of 1987 in Baltimore, MD, where he currently resides. He did not attend College, after high school he spent 4 years traveling and living around the country. His work is concerned with the act of destruction and reconstruction and its affect on the natural and supernatural world. He has multiple publications by the likes of Gottlund Verlag, JSBJ, & Hamburger Eye, and has been shown nationally and internationally.

950 Hart Gallery began in October of 2010 as an experiment in developing a community art experience. The community from which it operates is the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. Since its conception it has featured work by over 40 artists located in and around the Bushwick area. With shows themed around love, community, and hope. The galleries have operated with the heartfelt belief that a rising tide will lift all boats. Their energy has been the tide and our boats are roped together.
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