We are pleased to announce our involvement in Current Seen
About Current Seen
Exhibitions, pop-ups, and public art projects that explore our current moment and our changing city.
Current Seen is a multi-venue, contemporary art biennial bringing together new curatorial voices and artists along historic East Ave. and Main St. The Gallery at 540WMain and Douglass Auditorium at 36 King Street are part of over 15 venues that are participating in this biennial celebration of big ideas in small spaces.
Artists & Exhibitions
We have the pleasure of working with two women artists for the duration of Ciurrent Seen, Siena Pullinzi & Mara Ahmed.
Siena Pullinzi | Not Your Object
Siena Pullinzi is a 23-year-old artist based in Rochester, NY. Born in Batavia, NY, she began finding her love of art in high school. During her sophomore year, she won the Congressional Art Competition with her work displayed in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C for a year. After four years of being taught by Rochester based artist Mandi Antonucci, she was inspired to continue to develop her craft during her college years.
“Not Your Object is a feminist series focusing on the objectification of the female body, sex, and the internal conflicts of lonelieness and isolation. Siena uses the women in her prints as a self reflection of how these topics coexist in everyday society.
Mara Ahmed | This Heirloom
In this series the artist Mara Ahmed has re-created her own history by using old, black and white photographs of her ancestors, juxtaposing them against South Asian architectural details, and subverting boundaries by placing them on the wrong side of the India-Pakistan border.