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Curators and Artists of Color join center stage during Armory Week

"The show will look at ways where we can re- integrate our humanity creatively that includes are desires, individual tastes and environment.”

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Art © Shiro

Art © Shiro

Soho, NY… FUƧION NY which will be held for one day at the Four Point Sheraton Hotel in Soho, is anengaged, curator-driven platform for exhibitions through the lens of curators and artists of color. The show will explore what it takes to live and express oneself as a full human being. According to Fusion NY Producer Savona Bailey-McClain, “Technology has not only changed our lives forever but also the relevancy of human endeavor. All facets of our life have been affected and how we relate to one another. The show will look at ways where we can re- integrate our humanity creatively that includes are desires, individual tastes and environment.”

Ina Archer who is a participating curator and who organized many of the digital works shared, “The digital artists included in this show spotlight the challenges as well as opportunities that technology presents. These time-based art works remain fully human through the integration of the hand(made) and hand(held) After you learn the basics of playing craps, you can put that knowledge to the test when you play our free online craps game, available for download as part of our free casino game software. devices. Using various media old and new, these artists share deliberate and aesthetically-motivated evocations of lo- tech and artisanal methods that include single channel, installation video, film, digital animation, performance and drawing”.

Art © Dianne Dwyer

Art © Dianne Dwyer

Yasmin Hernandez inspired by the theme of the show stated “This exhibition, focusing on what it means to express oneself as a full, complete human being, has finally given me the opportunity to pay tribute to my brother’s life and legacy. The bandanas use image and text from poems and songs to chronicle his short, but full life, from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn to community hero before ending his battle with cancer.”

Co-producer Yves Marie Vilain summed everyone’s feelings by saying that “Fusion NY provides what the art world is missing: diversity of overlooked talent”.

The line-up of curators and artists include: Lead Curators & Producers: Savona Bailey-McClain and Yves Marie Vilain;
Participating Curators: Ina Archer, Badder Israel, Richard Beavers, Suave Rhoomes
Artists: Ina Archer, Brian Convery, Dianne Dwyer, Dan Ericson, Scherezade Garcia, Chris Harris, Yasmin Hernandez, Ariel Jackson, Shani Peters, Joshua Reynolds, Adrienne Reynolds, Jamal Shabazz, Madeline Schwartzman, Shiro, Dianne Smith, Toccarra Thomas, and Yves Marie Vilain.

Art © Dan Ericson

Art © Dan Ericson

This event will be held Thursday, March 6th from 12pm-9pm at:

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Soho Village
66 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014

Tickets are available at for $15 plus a $1.82 service fee.

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