Friday, May 10, 2013

Upper West Side Art Car & Driver

UWS Photographer’s Art Car on View at City College Biennial Reception 

Take a trip uptown around dusk on Monday, May 13, and join the opening reception for the City College 2013 Alumni and Student Biennial Exhibition. Hosted by the college's alumni association, the show features works by 18 students and alumni going back to the class of 1949 (Len Speier).

The exhibit has already begun and runs through June 30, but you can meet the artists at Monday’s event. Among the highlights: Upper West Side photographer and multimedia artist Kelly Irwin (class of 2000) will be on hand with her art car, an ongoing collaboration with artist Linus Coraggio.

The 1992 Toyota Corolla, painted in a graffiti-esque style and covered in toys and random objects, is Irwin’s primary means of transportation, so it won’t be a regular part of the exhibit. She has two other pieces in the show that, along with a framed photo of the car, form a “Modes of Transportation Through Life” triad.

It’s worth experiencing the car in person. In the meantime, watch this interview with Irwin and Coraggio, produced by Natasha Verma for the Northhattan website. (A higher-res version of the video is also available on Vimeo.)

The reception is at Aaron Davis Hall, West 135th St. and Convent Ave., on the City College campus, 6:15-8:15 p.m. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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