How 'Bout Them Apples?
Nina Chanel Abney, Trey Abdella, Ana Benaroya, Jonathan Chapline, Julie Curtiss, Timothy Curtis, Todd James, Ludovic Nkoth, Eddie Martinez, Tony Matelli, John Rivas, Koichi Sato, Anna Park, Erik Parker, and David “Mr. StarCity” White
The phrase “How ‘Bout Them Apples?” is a brassy declaration of one-upmanship made familiar by the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. Here it speaks to the resilience and toughness of the artists whose work is featured in this exhibition, New Yorkers who persevered through one of the city’s most trying periods. By opening a new gallery space, albeit carefully, with an ambitious group show during a pandemic, the show hopes to communicate that while things may not be the same as always, the spirit of New York endures, especially through the artists who create within its borders. The gallery will be presenting fourteen new works that embody the vibrancy of the city itself, the Big Apple. This inaugural exhibition celebrates the work of these fourteen artists while also giving back to our city and those affected by the pandemic. The gallery will be giving 10% of the proceeds from this exhibition to Project Sunshine, an international nonprofit, harnessing the power of play and human connection to help children facing medical challenges.