Monument to Walken by artist Bryan Zanisnik
The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition (EAF) at Socrates Sculpture Park has opened. The fifteen emerging artists were chosen from an open call process that attracted hundreds of candidates, and reviewed by the park’s 2016 curatorial advisors, Larissa Harris (Curator, Queens Museum, and Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem. They will be exhibiting their work from September 25, 2016 to March 13, 2017. Here are each of the fifteen winning artists, with photos obtained from Socrates Sculpture Garden website.
1. Hermes in the Reflecting Pool
Forever Museum Archive: The Untitled__Circa 2000, 2016 by artist Onyedika Chuke
The winged feet of Hermes, the Greek god of transitions in a reflecting pool is part of the ongoing research project, The Forever Museum Archive (2011-Present) by artist Onyedika Chuke. The collection of objects in his project analyst modern-day protests and globalization. Choke, who was born in Nigeria, is a graduate of The Cooper Union (2011), and is based in New York.