Feb 8, 2022, by Invitation · 9-28th Register for hours · 6pm to 7:30pm
Arts & Conversations
Each opening night will start with cocktails from 6-7:30 p.m., guests will need to register here.
“Art is a point of view, and a genius way of looking at things.” Henry James
February 8th, ENGAGE Projects, formerly known as Aspect Ratio Projects, will bring, Raheleh Filsoofi, Edro Sotto, Jovan C. Speller and Adam Daley Wilson. Opening night speakers will be the artist Sharon Louden, Collector Joe Reece, Jennifer Armetta.
Jennifer Armetta has been dedicated to supporting and advocating for artists for over 20 years. She founded her first gallery in Chicago, Jennifer Armetta Fine Art in 1996, with the goal of providing a space for educating collectors and advocating for artists.
Jane Kell is an artist-in-residence at Amy Kaslow Gallery. A leading abstract landscape painter raised in Yorkshire, northern England, Kell has spent 2020 and 2021 in Washington, DC where her husband is in residence with the International Monetary Fund.
Raheleh utilizes different aesthetic strategies by incorporating and experimenting with materials with wide ranges of relevant applications to her subject matter. Multimedia provides multilayers of perception and interpretation, while each medium plays its own separate role in expression. Clay is the nexus from which all of her ideas emanate. It is cryptic, architectural, and can provide the space where sound, video, and light stored to create holistic sensory experiences. Clay establishes various spaces; actual and conceptual, private and public, inclusive and exclusive, and defines all types of boundaries that one must dare to cross.
Joe Reece has worked in the finance arena for over 30 years previously holding Executive positions at Credit Suisse and UBS. Currently, he is the CEO of Helena Capital and the Executive Chairman of SilverBox Capital.
Noah James Saunders
Noah James Saunders brings us the male human form, sinewy and powerful. The searching eyes to the brawny shoulders, the body mechanics of these wonderful pieces fill the room with presence.
“I speak in wire; and faces are my language,” says the Athens, Georgia-based artist. For thirty years, the largely self-taught sculptor has manipulated metal wire, inventing new techniques and honing his talent in the US and in Europe. Today, his works are feats of artistry and engineering. Heads and torsos move, casting shadows so ethereal, we must remind ourselves that these are strips of metal.
Edra Soto is a Puerto Rican born interdisciplinary artist and co-director of the outdoor project space The Franklin. Her recent projects, which are motivated by civic and social actions, prompt viewers to reconsider cross-cultural dynamics, the legacy of colonialism, and personal responsibility.
Jovan C. Speller
Jovan C. Speller is a multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work – visual, textual and performative – interprets historic narratives through contemporary discourse. Her research based practice is centered around elevating, complicating and inventing stories that explore ancestry, identity, and spatial memory – making the intangible tangible and the invisible visible.
Adam Daley Wilson
Adam Daley Wilson (b. 1971) Adam Daley Wilson is a self-taught contemporary conceptual artist who lives and works in Maine. His work is manifested in oil painting, installations, multi-media, video, and performance art. Daley Wilson’s practice focuses on a cognitive process where he uses words and pushes them to their full extent while allowing space for interpretation. His practice also culls from his traditional education (Stanford Law, University of Pennsylvania) and his living with bipolar 1.