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NEW YORK CITY – Fountain House Gallery and Studio, representing artists living with mental illness, announces its participation as an Organization in Residence at Governors Island, May through October, 2023. The first resident exhibition and studio work session will take place May 5 through June 30, at House #410A on Colonels Row. Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm.
“We are honored to be included as an Organization in Residence for the 2023 term at Governors Island,” said Rachel Weisman, Director of Fountain House Gallery. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our artists to work and to present their art in a historic locale, and for our organization to provide free programming to the public. At our designated house on Colonels Row, the two ground-floor rooms will serve as an exhibition space, with four rooms on the top floor to be utilized as studio space for our artists. We’d like the space to function as an incubator for contemporary thought and visibility around the intersections of mental illness, and we embrace this nontraditional working and exhibition environment that encourages organizations to connect with a diverse and growing audience of nearly one million annual visitors.”
Artists participating in the first Governors Island residency are: Michal Behar, Roger Jones, Ray Lopez, and Rene Santiago.
During the spring, summer, and early fall months each year, more than two dozen arts, culture, and education organizations utilize space inside Governors Island’s historic former military houses through
Governors Island Arts’ annual Organizations in Residence program — presenting exhibitions, holding free public programs, and hosting artist residencies.
In addition to hosting the residencies of three separate groups of artists during the 2023 term, Fountain House Gallery and Studio will present a series of installations and public programming, including YELL!, an immersive outdoor installation created to parallel the daunting journey through an unfriendly mental health system.
Fountain House Gallery and Studio is funded, in part, by generous support from the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
About Fountain House Gallery and Studio
Fountain House Gallery and Studio supports the careers and creative visions of artists living with mental illness. Founded by Fountain House in 2000, the Manhattan-based Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. The Studio, located in Long Island City, is a collaborative workspace that furthers the professional practice of our artists. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery and Studio cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.
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