If you happen to be in Brooklyn April 1st check out new work by Project Dispatch artist, Esther Hidalgo in “Convergence.”
Opening Night: April 1st
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Musical Guest: Libel
Where: Fort Useless, 36 Ditmars Street in Brooklyn, one block from the Myrtle Avenue/Broadway stop on the JMZ trains.
Esther Hidalgo likes to use antique and vintage processes to create contemporary works. She received her B.F.A. in Photography from the Corcoran College of Art & Design. Her photographs have been displayed throughout the East Coast and in private collections across the country. She lives and works in Washington, DC.
“‘You Were Here’ is an on-going project documenting scenes of development and urban decay primarily throughout Washington DC. These compositions are meditations on urban life and the intersection between that which is known and forgotten.” estherhidalgo.com
Renee Valenti is currently working toward her B.F.A. at Pratt Institute and is looking forward to graduating in December 2011. Previously, she had been pursuing a career in acting, and has enjoyed the cross-over of performing to visual arts, but also seeing ways how they can influence each other. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC.
“I have been working with recurring topics like relationships and sexuality, day to day human experiences and connections, or disconnect, with others. In some of these works the personal experience of life in the crowded urban environment, particularly New York, has definitely come into play. The squishiness and fluidity of oil paint on canvas, paired with classical techniques has been what I enjoy working with most; however I also explore other mediums such as paper and photography.” www.reneevalenti.com