Guest Curated by Maria Altamura / Basurababii
March 1 – April 30, 2021
Great Room Gallery | Viewing by Appointment
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street, New Haven
After the year of unexpected twists and turns, the common bond we hold as a society is relinquishing control and adapting to a new reality.
Join a collective of Fairfield County artists in this exploration of how 2020 has taught (or forced) all of us to relinquish control. This multi-artist exhibition features the works of four artists showcasing the idea of loss of control through multiple media. This exhibition is guest curated by Maria Altamura / Basurababii.
About the Artists
Maria Altamura / Basurababii – Guest Curator & Artist
Basurababii (she/her) is an upcycling artist, adding new life to what some may consider trash. Her work explores human expression translated in a colorful and exaggerated way.
Vanessa Giraldos – Artist
Vanessa (she/her) is a first-generation immigrant from Colombia who has lived, breathed and learned transnationally. She is passionate about multimedia arts, design and sustainability. Her art is often inspired by people, the built environment and her own lived experiences.
She is a Connecticut College graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies and Art. She also studied drawing, archeology and conservation in Italy, and architecture and urban design at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture in New York and Paris.
Her artwork is featured in the Connecticut College Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, and her work is permanently installed in the Ralph Sloan Gallery at Norwalk City Gall and in Norwalk, Connecticut’s very own Art Park. Her work has also been showcased at Connecticut College, Sacred Heart University, Norwalk Community College, Columbia University’s Reid Hall in Paris, France and at the International Center for the Arts in Montecastello di Vibio, Italy.