April 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - June 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pmFree
April 15 – June 10, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, 2pm-5pm
Free to the Public
Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) continues its mission of inspiring the community through new and diverse forms of contemporary exhibitions, all free to the public.
Untold Stories, curated by Mary Ting for the Emerson Gallery, brings together fragmented memories, dreams, whispers, whimpers, trauma, historical and contemporary chaos which are woven together, dissected, and reassembled in the works of Tara Sabharwal, Mary Ting and Yeon Ji Yoo. Time is at once present, past, future and the site is here, there, elsewhere and nowhere. These works are much more than collages, drawings, paintings, prints, books, sculpture, and photographs – they are evocations of loss; desperations; relics, shrines; and reckonings. Likewise, they are also rebirths; devotions; divinations, odes to nature, wonder, life; and newly revised contemporary translations of old stories. These Untold Stories are the artists’ pilgrimage into the hauntings of war, immigration, politics, gender issues and ecological collapse.
The paintings, drawings and prints of Tara Sabharwal are intuitive in process -a melding of the unconscious self and the raging global migration crisis. Tara has also curated many exhibitions on the theme of migration. Tara was born and educated in Delhi, India and resides in New York.
The drawings, installations and books of Mary Ting reflect on Chinese cultural history, trauma, grief, and the loss of nature. Mary teaches environmental justice and does research on the wildlife trade. Mary is an American born Chinese, who also studied and worked in China.
The sculpture, photographs and collages of Yeon-Ji Yoo are infused with her childhood memories, family struggles and reconstructed narratives. Yeon Ji has a graduate degree in fine arts and also environmental science. Yeon Ji spent her early childhood in rural South Korea before immigrating to the United States.
Please join Rockland Center for the Arts for this exhibition with an artist reception on Saturday, April 15th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm. The exhibits will be on view through June 10th, open Mondays – Saturdays 11am – 4pm, (closed Sundays). Free to the Public. For more information call (845) 358-0877 or visit www.rocklandartcenter.org.
RoCA gratefully acknowledges support for its programs from The Rea Charitable Trust, ArtsWestchester, Sarah and Stephen Thomas, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation, M&T Bank, The M&T Charitable Foundation, The Dorothy Gillespie Foundation, Walter Cain & Paulo Ribeiro, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C., QuietEvents, the Estate of Joan Konner, Lighting Services Inc.,, the Mark and Jessie Milano Foundation, Zaklin Family Charitable Fund, The County of Rockland, Art Services Group, RoCA members, donors and business members.
RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Funding is also made possible by the County of Rockland.