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Up Now: El Alto/The Heights Printmaking Project, group exhibition
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032
Opening December 16, 2018, 3-6pm. On view through January 2019

ARTISTS: Dió-genes Abreu, Jerise Fogel, Reynaldo García Pantaleón, Alex Guerrero, Inju Kaboom, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Rosa Naparstek, Gregory Rafael Nuñez, Sky Pape, Mary Ely Peña-Gratereaux & Virginia Ayress Moreno, Dister Rondon, Rene De Los Santos, Elizabeth Starčević, Rider Ureña, Cindy Vasquez

THE HEIGHTS / EL ALTO is a commissioned portfolio of prints that asks visual artists who are longtime residents of the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods in New York City to capture, reflect, represent, interpret, and/or process the changing population and landscape—in all its economic, social, and civic complexity—of Washington Heights/Inwood today. Washington Heights/Inwood has been the site of immigration—and attendant real estate turmoil—ever since Mannahatta was purchased from the Lenape in what is now Inwood Hill Park. For decades, urgent conversations have taken place around housing, socioeconomics, race and ethnicity, city infrastructure and preservation, and displacement and change—dialogues that became all the more constant leading up to the ratification in 2018 of the City’s plan to rezone Inwood. The Heights/El Alto contributes an artistic response to this neighborhood-wide—and citywide/nationwide/global—issue.

The Heights/El Alto is organized by Realengo Studio and Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, and made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.
For press inquiries or more information: Carolina Valencia, carolina.valencia13@gmail.com


Passing Through, by Raine Kidder, SVPN Magazine

Works on Paper from the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art, museum catalog essay by Cynthia Nadelman

ARTnews Magazine, Volume 113, No. 2, Page 92,  Review by Doug McClemont “SKY PAPE — June Kelly