Harlem Perspectives ~ Faction Art Projects @ Gallery 8 in Harlem



Renee Cox, The Signing, 2017. Image via Faction Art Projects

Faction Art Projects, the British-based gallery that opened its doors in a 4,000 square-foot space in the historic Strivers Row area of Harlem, presents the exhibit ‘Harlem Perspectives.’

Inaugural exhibit, ‘All That You Have Is Your Soul’ Image via Faction Art Projects

The inaugural exhibit, “All That You Have Is Your Soul” featured 17 Cuban expatriates with a theme of building identity in a foreign land from a common heritage ~ The large-format, colorful, mixed-media exhibit brought that theme home in a place where the subject of immigration is at the forefront of our daily headlines.  With feet firmly planted on the ground, the next exhibit will open in April ~ ‘Harlem Perspectives‘ featuring artists who live and work above 110th Street.  The ground-level gallery, with its wide-open windows and high ceilings presents a welcoming art-on-the-street feeling, in a location less than a block away from where the gallery Canvas Paper and Stone once opened its doors to local artists and art enthusiasts.

Artists include Jamaica-born Renee Cox, Colombian-American artist Lina Puerta, French painter Elizabeth Colomba, Dominican Republic-born Pepe Coronado, Chilean American artist Virginia Inez Vergara, Moscow born Leeza Meksin, Guatemalan photographer Jaime Permuth, African American artist Stan Squirewell, and New York born Elaine Reichek and David Shrobe.

Faction’s co-founder, Richard Scarry speaks to this exhibit when he says, “Part of what attracted FACTION to Harlem was the knowledge of the pool of creative talent that resides here, or has a connection with the neighbourhood. We are thrilled to be able to show works by local artists at FACTION in the heart of historic Harlem. FACTION will be rolling out a ‘programme’ of international and national artists in 2018.”

Harlem Perspectives will be on view from April 20 to May 13, 2018, with a Private View on Thursday, April 19 from 6-9pm and a Neighborhood Opening on Sunday, April 22 from Noon to 4pm, at Faction Art Projects, 2602 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, corner of 139th Street (Strivers Row).

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While you’re in Harlem, check out Gavin Brown enterprises and Elizabeth Dee Gallery