A survey exhibition of art and artists connected to Staten Island
June 10, 2022 - April 2, 2023
Yes, And presents recent work in video, performance, painting, photography, installation, drawing, and more. Together, thirty-six artists express themes of connectivity, resilience, and vitality, reflecting this time in history when a global pandemic continues to teach us the fundamental importance of relationships and the meaning of place. This hyperlocal exhibition references life on an island, legacies of self-determination, land development over time, and the enduring power of nature.
Yes, And explores what it means to be connected to Staten Island.
The theme “yes, and” suggests the abundance of experience on and perception of Staten Island. This complicated and prodigious borough contains a multitude of narratives that cumulatively offer an earnest impression of life in the United States.
The title is a reference to a classic improv rule-of-thumb requiring performers to accept what another participant is suggesting, and then build on it. In this way, Yes, And presents an expansive theme for artists to consider and encourages the open sharing of ideas and perspectives.
|Mary L. Bullock
|Day de Dada
|James Francis Richards
|Phyllis J. Featherstone
|Stevie Ray Soloway
|Terry S. Hardy
|Amanda Wu & Zach Rothman-Hicks
“I make my work for the Island, so we can feel reflected, especially those who feel left out of the conversation when we think about Staten Island culture and representation in the narrative.”—Jahtiek Long
Preview selection of work
Lead support for Yes, And provided by:
With generous support from:
Additional support provided by The Jaques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Staten Island Advance/SILive, and NYC & Company Foundation
Exhibition Graphics by Imaginary Office