September Open Studios: Saturday September 17th & Sunday September 18th 11am-5pm
October Open Studios: Saturday October 8th & Sunday October 9th 11am-5pm
Culminating Exhibition: Saturday October 22nd & Sunday October 23rd 11-5pm
Buildings 408A & 408B and on The Adjacent Outdoor Lawns on Colonels Row
This collaboration-based residency/incubator provides pairs of resident artists indoor and outdoor spaces to create site-specific environments with the theme of “At Rest & In Motion” as a jumping off point for inspiration and exploration. Collaborators range from a stratum of seasoned, mid-career, and emerging artist partnerships (some mentor/mentee) and reflect a mix of media and disciplines, from painting and drawing to sculpture and sound, from written and spoken word poetry to animation and projection – and also featuring our Art Education Incubator, Shelter In Place, cohort – each artist-collaboration transforming their individual rooms, connective spaces, and some exterior outdoor spots, and culminating in an exhibition for presentation in Building 408A & 408B on Colonels Row and on the adjacent outdoor lawns.
4heads leadership invited artists from across its vast network to submit proposals for consideration to participate in the 2022 fall Portal House: At Rest & In Motion collaborative residency and exhibition. The 4heads’ network includes artists who have previously participated in Portal:GI art fairs as well as in its residency and education programs. We are hosting this special collaboration-based residency featuring the artist selected and in partnership with another artist of their choosing – while not mandatory that their partner had shown with us before, we requested that the chosen partner be someone who will love the spaces as much as we do and will think big and creatively about the spaces and theme, both for their residency time and the culminating site-specific installation presentation. With 22 indoor artists, and 10+ outdoor artists featured, you can follow us on Instagram for a sneak peek @4heads_nyc.
Follow us on Instagram for a sneak peek @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 Bennet @ladykstudios
More Outdoor Artists announced soon…
We’ll be dropping more details as we get closer to Second Session Portal dates: starting mid-August, the second session will be designed as a shorter residency, accommodating four times as many artists in partner collaborations. This second session will be a four month residency with the theme of “At Rest & In Motion” and center around creative approaches to the collaborations and theme.
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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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.