May 10-20, 2021
Gallery SLEEPCENTER – 9 Monroe St, New York, NY 10002

GROUNDED*, definition – 1. well balanced and sensible; 2. prohibited from doing certain things [*Oxford Dictionaries]

During the past year, all of us could relate to the second definition of what being grounded means. Moreover, we were forced into that definition by the pandemic and the quarantine measures. But how about the first one? Did we feel mentally and emotionally stable, realistic, and confident? Did we feel grounded, and in what way?

The juried art show GROUNDED exhibits the artworks that appeared recently in a process of self-reflection and introspection. The artists were encouraged to submit artworks that inspect the feelings on a threshold of imbalance and sensibility.

Having taken history, literature, theater, politics, science, and arts as inspiration, the artists kept creating art, and it helped them stay afloat during the unprecedented year of the limited opportunities to work, travel, or feel safe.

Participating artists:
Jeremie Queyras
Igor Kovalov
Aida Miro
Maksym Kazarin
Amaia Marzabal
Kuldeep Singh

Opening Event: May 13, 2021 @ 6 pm – 8 pm

Team: Natalie Burlutskaya, curator (RE:ARTISTE International Art Organization); Kika Espejo, curator (EOarts); Mensur Bojda, juror – winner of the Konstantin Mazev Award and the National Interest in Culture Award in North Macedonia.

With RE:ARTISTE, Mensur Bojda, Kika Espejo

Featured artwork by Igor Kovalov