Weekly Roundup: My Show Opening at Corridor Gallery, Frida Kahlo’s Photographs and More

Weekly Roundup: My Show Opening at Corridor Gallery, Frida Kahlo’s Photographs and More

Selection of 5 mugshots from the Namesake series
Copyright Qiana Mestrich, 2013

Photography Show Opening at Corridor Gallery
Sunday, March 30th, 4-6pm ET – On View through May 17, 2014
RUSH Arts/Corridor Gallery
334 Grand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Selected from their 2013 artists submissions, it is with great pleasure that I announce the opening of my show at the Rush Arts/Corridor Gallery Project Space. The images from the Namesake series were born from an exploration of the original meaning of “Qiana” (a nylon textile that was a cheaper alternative to silk) and the prison system’s cataloging of arrests through mugshots. The results of my research takes the form of blurred photographs which speak to our social history, consumerism, advertising and racial profiling.

Also on view are selections by Sonia Louise Davis, a large format photographer. If you can’t attend the opening, please come on Sunday, April 13 from 4-6pm ET at Corridor Gallery for an artist talk with both of us.


Marrakech by Johny Pitts of Afropean
Bilal is a Berber rug Salesman of Toureg descent,
working in the important spice trail town of Ouarzazate.
Photograph © J Pitts 2014

An Afropean in Marrakech by Johny Pitts
The Afropean is an online multimedia, multidisciplinary journal exploring the social, cultural and aesthetic interplay of black and European cultures, and the synergy of styles and ideas brought about because of this union. Check out photographer and Afropean co-founder Johny Pitts’ images from his recent tour of the multicultural city of Marrakech. 

Addis Foto Fest 2014
Now in its third installment, the Addis Foto Fest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was founded by photographer and filmmaker Aida Muluneh. Taking place this year from December 1 – 7, 2014, the the festival strives to promote the global exchange of images in order to educate, inspire and foster understanding as it relates to Africa and the global community. Photographers may contact Aida (see web page for her email) to submit work for consideration.

Frida Kahlo


Traveling Frida Kahlo Exhibit
On View Through June 8, 2014
California’s Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) has officially opened its much-anticipated Frida Kahlo, Her Photos exhibit. Viewers will peer into Kahlo’s life through a set of over 200 photographs. Spanning practically the entirety of the famous artist’s life—from her parents to her tumultuous relationship with famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera—this rare exhibit shows the artist through the camera lens with pictures of her, for her and by her.


Artist Portfolio Reviews at El Museo Del Barrio
CALLING ALL ARTISTS! El Museo del Barrio’s Curatorial team is inviting artists of Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent to register for a twenty-minute portfolio review. From April through early September 2014, OVER THE TABLE, a part of the Office Hours project, offers art practitioners in different stages of their development the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions about their work or an upcoming project. These informal exchanges seeks to turn the traditional artist-curator portfolio review into an act of camaraderie between individuals working in the same field. It’s free but you have to register online.


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