Portal: Shifting Landscapes is an event created by organizers and artists working together to share art in a space donated by ChaShaMa. This collaboration brings artists and community members together in ways that build relationships and unlock creativity.
Portal’s pop-up exhibition Shifting Landscapes can be interpreted in a variety of ways: literal, ecological, personal, political, sociological. To this last category, as 4heads looks to new horizons after having headquartered on Governors Island as an exhibition home for 15 years, the idea of a pop-up itself signifies a state of transition and a shifting space.
Exhibitors were selected through an invitational call to alumni artists who have presented work across the many editions of Portal and GIAF. The request for proposals focused on exploring and engaging with shifting visions of place – both physically and metaphorically – and in relation to 4heads’ foundation as a space for nurturing and continued support for art practices.
As 4heads navigates this nomadic and transitional time (shifting/changing/relocating) we invite you to join us for this immersive showcase featuring transportive art. Currently an at-large moveable feast of creativity that can popup anywhere, 4heads mission of “artists for artists” moves with us like a caravan. This first off-island pop-up highlights the symbiotic relationship between organizers and artists that we’ve nurtured for over a decade with a sampling of alumni work. The exhibition features artists who have shown and grown with us across the years (some who have been with us from the beginning, as well as more recent exhibitors).
For a sneak peek follow us on Instagram @4heads_nyc
Participating Portal House Artists:
Henry Chung @henryxchung
& Robert Walden robertjwalden.com
Shiri Mordecay @shiri_mordechay
& Robert Soffian @robertsoffianart
Ethan Minsker @ethanminsker
& Helixx Armageddon @helixxwashere
Susan Camp @susancampart
& Traci Molloy @tracimolloy
Greg Emery @greggvemery
& Jackie Braje @poetrysocietyny
Kyle Luntz @kyle.luntz
& Helena Chung @gizzardshad_
Tim Fite @timfite
& Ricky Sallay Zoker @rickysallay
Andrea Kastner andreakastner.net
& Frank Chang @frnkchng
Pablo Lopez @caravaca1
& Tansy Xiao tansyxiao.com
& Brian Rogers @brianjamesrogers
Amy Sinclair @asaintclair
& Simona Prives simonaprives.com
Shelter In Place cohort @shelteringovernors
Margaret Roleke @margaretroleke
& Martha Lewis @marthawillettelewis
Miggy Buck @miggybuck
& Kate Lawless @katharinelawless
Jean Foos @foosnyc
& Stephen Talasnik @stephentalasnik
Abraham McNally @abeMcNally
& Gregory McNally
Matthew Callinan mattchallinan.com
Vallerie Haller @multiplemedia_artist
& (Technical Advisor) Katherine Bennett @ladykstudios
More Outdoor Artists announced soon…
4heads is the New York City non-profit organization created by artists for artists that has produced Portal: Governors Island (formerly known as Governors Island Art Fair) since 2008. Touted as New York’s largest independent exhibition, Portal: GI welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually in New York Harbor.
Our mission as an artist-created organization, is to cultivate a supportive community by hosting free large-scale art fairs and studio residency programs for under-represented artists, and by tailoring arts education programs for underserved youth. With a strong focus on artistic excellence and inclusion, we revitalize historic spaces with contemporary art, as we continue to enrich and expand our creative community: a socially, economically, and culturally diverse reflection of New York City itself.
4heads is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.
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We have lots to do and could always use a hand – and a lot of it is educational and fun. Get involved with a diverse group of artists and volunteers working together to support local culture.
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4heads is on the look-out for partners interested in supporting an art fair unlike any other. Portal: Governors Island and all other 4heads programs are managed entirely by artists with the mission of allowing other artists and galleries to present their work as they see fit. It is free to the public and receives thousands of visitors daily.
This is a unique opportunity to receive high visibility and to demonstrate cultural responsibility by supporting the local New York arts community.