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Fri, Jun 28

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New York

Liu Shiming Art Grants Talk: Innovative Narratives with Blair Simmons, Chidinma Dureke, and Melanie Brock

Join us this Friday, 28 th from 3PM to 4PM at the Liu Shiming Art Foundation for a rare glimpse into the creative processes and innovative methods of three distinct artists: Blair Simmons, Chidinma Dureke, and Melanie Brock, all recipients of the 2023 Liu Shiming Art Grant.

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Liu Shiming Art Grants Talk: Innovative Narratives with Blair Simmons, Chidinma Dureke, and Melanie Brock
Liu Shiming Art Grants Talk: Innovative Narratives with Blair Simmons, Chidinma Dureke, and Melanie Brock

Time & Location

Jun 28, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

New York, 15 E 40th St 5th FL, New York, NY 10016, USA

About the event

Chidinma Dureke, a multidisciplinary painter, and graphic designer, brings a rich cross-cultural perspective to her art. Born to Nigerian parents and raised between Nigeria and the United States, Chidinma’s vibrant visual narratives celebrate Black identity by integrating elements of African art history, traditional portrait painting, and modern mass media. Her work has been widely recognized and featured in notable publications like The Washington Post and Essence.com.

Melanie Brock, whose background in architecture and business management deeply informs her artistic practice, focuses on the relationship between people and the built environment. Her abstract oil paintings explore the transitional zones between public and private spaces, emphasizing the impact of architectural boundaries on human behavior. Melanie’s work invites viewers to reconsider their surroundings through the lens of form, color, texture, and scale.

Following the talks, attendees can enjoy an intimate tour of the inaugural exhibition at Liu Shiming Art Gallery. This event is a unique chance to connect with contemporary art practices and reflect on the profound impact of Liu Shiming's work.

We are excited to announce the upcoming Liu Shiming Artist Grants for 2024. Applications for the 2024 Liu Shiming Artist Grants will be available from July 1st to August 31st. These grants will support emerging visual artists in their creative endeavors. Stay tuned for detailed information in July!

No registration is required; talk starts at 3PM.

You can also visit the exhibition at Liu Shiming Art Gallery before the talk.

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