Living with Art is an ongoing series of curated exhibitions installed salon style in a Harlem Brownstone. Artists shown live and work here or have ties to the neighborhoods of Harlem, upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Each exhibition features two or more artists whose work interacts seamlessly, often in unexpected ways.
The salon was started to create opportunities for emerging artists, women artists, Black and Latinx artists, and the collectors and arts professionals interested in supporting them.
I am a public art organizer. I collaborate with artists to develop their projects to be installed in public parks and spaces uptown, north of 96th Street on the East side and north of 110th Street on the west side. I work closely with each artist for about 1 year and in that time, I get to know them and their art practices well.
I had been toying with this idea of curating an art salon and presenting the work of the artists that I know ever since I moved into my current space. I have great walls, great light and a long list of creative and talented individuals to draw inspiration from.
The artists and I look forward to hosting salon receptions again soon, viewings currently are by appointment only.
Curator - Connie Lee