Fort Makers presents Dreamscapes
A benefit exhibition of limited-edition prints to support the Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative
On View December 3, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Fort Makers is pleased to present Dreamscapes, a print exhibition of abstract scenes and fantasy landscapes featuring works by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Marcel Alcalá, Annie Bielski, Jonathan Casella, Naomi S. Clark, Future Retrieval (Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis), Chris Johanson, Jason Kachadourian, Barry McGee, Scott Reeder, Bruce M. Sherman, Noah J. Spencer, Astrid Terrazas and Baptiste Virot, with prints produced by Du-Good Press. In seeking to diminish widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in New York City, the exhibition will be on view December 3, 2020 – January 17, 2021 as a storefront installation — visible to passersby from the street — and online where the public can purchase the artwork. We offer a 20% discount for all frames purchased from Skyframe.
To support Fort Maker’s local community, 50% of sale proceeds will be donated to the Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, an emergency food pantry organized in partnership between Henry Street Settlement and Vision Urbana. Operated out of the Boys and Girls Republic (BGR)—with satellite locations at Henry Street’s Senior Center and its Youth Services building at 301 Henry Street—the food pantry acts as a pickup location for those affected by food insecurity, and a staging area to deliver emergency meals and pantry items to homebound residents.
“Artists are cunning and imaginative problem solvers—a critical trait to possess in our current nightmarish circumstances,” says Nana Spears, Fort Makers Co-Founder and Creative Director. “With Dreamscapes, we hope artists will take advantage of their own seclusion to access a new wellspring of ideas, and build community through this shared yet unfamiliar experience. By detaching ourselves from our current circumstances, and connecting with each other, we can create images of fantasy, fascination, comedy and play—ideas that are intrinsic to Fort Makers.”
ABOUT HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT
Henry Street Settlement’s mission is to open doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs. The organization is distinguished by its commitment to listening to and learning from our neighbors—and then acting to meet the most pressing needs of our community. To meet those needs, Henry Street Settlement offers more than 50 programs to people of all ages through its Abrons Arts Center/Visual and Performing Arts, Employment, Education, Sports & Recreation, Senior Services, Health & Wellness, and Transitional & Supportive Housing divisions. These vast programs range from preschool to Meals on Wheels delivery, job-readiness training to mental health counseling, and supportive housing to theater performances. To learn more, visit: www.henrystreet.org.