OUT OF THIS SPACE - FREE WORKSHOP!
Bronx, NY 10464
OUT OF THIS SPACE!
FREE Social Justice Workshop presented by Art for Change in
collaboration with The Create Collective and artist Carlos Sandoval De Leon
Friday, February 25, 7:00-9:00pm
Art for Change, 1699 Lexington Avenue, Lower Level
RSVP to Kendea Johnson: email@example.com or 215-806-6461
In this workshop, we will discuss the way socio-economic contexts can
be registered in form. Specifically, we will explore politics versus
personal space and how we can respond to/re-imagine these frameworks
through the visual arts. De Leon will describe his experience of
working with homeless LGBTQ youth at the Ali Forney Center. De Leon
will invite participants to add to the “Out Of This Space” sculpture,
originated by the clients of Ali Forney, which addresses the
relationship between object and creator: How does the displaced
homeless “queer”, and/or immigrant artist claim or imagines space in
sculpture? Participants will be asked to draw, write, and/or collage
on materials to be incorporated into the sculpture. This exercise
begins an on-going creative exchange addressing the importance and the
possibilities of inclusion in space.
Carlos Sandoval De Leon was born in 1975 in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo
Leon, Mexico. He has exhibited at El Museo del Barrio (New York), RUSH
Arts (New York), Teri and Donna (Miami, FL), Artist Space (New York),
Scaramouche (New York), and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art
(Newark, NJ). He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. De Leon
works across various formats, including performance, sculpture, sound,
drawings, and photography.