Swimming to Rwanda
During the week of August 19th, I will attempt to swim from Europe to Africa by crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. Swimming 12-14 miles (depending on the currents) exceeds any swim I have undertaken, but I am eager to join the ranks of the fewer than 400 swimmers who have successfully crossed the Strait without a wetsuit.
I am swimming to raise support for Voices Of Rwanda, a video archive dedicated to bringing testimonies of rescapés of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi to high schools, Universities, museums, and research institutions around the globe.
Please watch Claudine (in the link to the right), a rescapée, as she recalls what became of her childhood, and what swimming means to her.
If you are moved to contribute, I would really appreciate it.Sincerely Yours,Taylor Krauss
Executive Director, Voices of Rwanda
Location: Gallery 138 - 138 W. 17 st, 5th floor.
Exhibition Dates: July 18 - August 8
Hands Up, body print, 2008, 59” x 100”
River Junction Correctional, FL. 2010, graphite and blackboard paint, 24” x 36”
The works in Jackson’s first solo show in Manhattan include his iconic life-size body prints, blackboard paintings, and the domino sculpture, Ruminations Chair.
In the past year Duron Jackson has been featured in a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, in Mickalene Thomas’s Better Days installation at Art Basel, and in the AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum.
Press has included N.Y. Times, Studio Visit, and Modern Painters among others. Holland Cotter referred to Jackson’s Brooklyn Museum show as “a lean, strong, subtle installation”. Christina von Messling wrote “The intense richness of his creative energy is superbly counterbalanced by his refined and sophisticated mind”.
His Fulbright Research Scholarship, African Roots in Contemporary Art Practices in the Diaspora, investigates materials, processes and iconography of Africa in the western hemisphere, with exhibitions in São Paulo and Salvador da Bahia.
Jackson received his Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture from Bard College in 2010, and his Bachelors in Visual Arts from SUNY Empire State College in New York in 2004. Jackson is a New York based artist living in Brooklyn.
For inquiries, please call the gallery for information about Duron Jackson’s work.
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If you are going to be upstate or in the area of Woodstock, Saugerties and you would like to experience a real taste of Americana, Come and see Rivka’s work in the opening of the small town parade exhibition in Saugerties. Hope to see you there!
Check out some of our write-ups.
Photography Show: “Small Town Parade”
Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 2013 6-9 PM
exhibition runs through July 26
SAUGERTIES PERFORMING ARTS FACTORY (SPAF)
169 Ulster Avenue, Saugerties, NY 12477