Black Diamond Gallery: BOROUGH5

NYC ARTISTS COME TOGETHER TO PORTRAY THE MANY FACES OF NEW YORK WITH BOROUGH5 GROUP EXHIBITION

New York City artists come together to celebrate the diversity of New York City residents in BOROUGH5, a group exhibition hosted by Black Diamond Gallery in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Featuring well known artists including John Ahearn, Devon Rodriguez, Marcel Daldoce, Chantal Heijnen and Raul Barquet, BOROUGH5 will display the various faces of New York through the eyes of selected artists from the neighborhoods each artist calls home.

With the opening reception set for July 13, the show is curated by guest curator Dan Alvarado, who expressed the importance of celebrating the city residents while connecting all 5 boroughs in one gallery space. “This city has always welcomed everyone from everywhere to make it their home. Despite its many iconic landmarks, New York would not be New York without the people who live here. For this show, I wanted to showcase the various communities through the works of local city artists that all have deep connections to Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Including works of various mediums (painting, sculpture, photography and collage), BOROUGH5 narrates a story of diversity within NYC neighborhoods through the eyes of the artists themselves. The portraits that will be displayed at Black Diamond Gallery are both literal and metaphorical, of past and present, and a celebration of the various New Yorkers within this city today.

BOROUGH5 will be on display from July 13 - August 3rd.

The art reception will occur on July 13 from 7 pm - 9 pm.

Black Diamond Gallery is located at 332 Hooper Street, Brooklyn, New York.

For more information, images or interviews, contact: Black Diamond Gallery – lynzy@blackdiamondgallery.nyc Dan Alvarado, Curator - dan.d.alvarado@gmail.com

About the Exhibition:

The group exhibition BOROUGH5 will be displayed at Black Diamond Gallery in Brooklyn NY to celebrate and embrace the NYC community by artists displaying portraits that depict the neighborhood they call “home”. Where: Black Diamond Gallery - 332 Hooper, Brooklyn, NY When: July 13, 7 pm - 9 pm

Participating Artists:

John Ahearn Devon Rodriguez Chantal Heijnen Marcel Daldoce Raul Barquet Robert Bunkin Fiona Aboud Michael Connors Charity Henderson Isaiah King Gigi Chen

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