Studio Museum in Harlem Residency Program Oct.1 2012 - Sept. 15, 2013 144 W 125th St., New York, NY 10027
FORE The Studio Museum in Harlem Nov. 8, 2012 - March 10, 2013 144 W 125th St., New York, NY 10027
The Bearden Project The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY August 16 - October 21, 2012
One Dimension Rush Arts Gallery July - August 2012 526 W 26th St. New York, NY 10001
Rush Arts Gallery Residency Program July - August 2012 526 W 26th St. New York, NY 10001
ARTIST STATEMENT Cullen Washington, Jr.
The endless expansive possibility of outer space and its potential mirror image in the equally endless stretches of asphalt in our urban neighborhoods are the primary sites of imagination from my Louisiana childhood that continue to define the spatial parameters of my work.
However, it is the specific immediacy of place that is the catalyst for each new work or series of works. Place means to me a unique set of physical/cultural/historic fragments salvaged at a particular point in time from my immediate surroundings. Found objects, literary and visual texts, snatches of conversation, gesture, continuous histories, cultural referents -- all are potential materials.
A visual dialogue ensues -- between the potential of a boundless cosmo/politan spatial imaginary and a freighted set of sited fragments of the all-too-limited real worlds we inhabit. This is what drives my creative practice.