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Curator talk with Dario Mohr & Cameron Granger: Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a curators’ talk with Cameron Granger as he and Dario Mohr discuss the artists and the work in Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See.
Dario Mohr is a New York City based interdisciplinary artist who creates interactive sanctuary experiences. Born in 1988, Mohr received a BFA from Buffalo State College, and an MFA from The City College of New York, as well as an Advanced Certificate from Queens College. In addition to work created in painting, sculpture or made digitally, he often includes assembled objects to build immersive “sacred spaces”. These often exist in unexpected places, using mundane objects. Because objects are endowed with the significance that the viewer blesses it with, his work can provide a lot of space for divergent perspectives and interpretations. The recycling of old work is also fundamental to Mohr’s practice. You will see previously created paintings and sculptures as well as the reuse of objects, textiles, cushions and other elements in future works. Sometimes a previously used item provides the perfect juxtaposition to enhance or add depth to new explorations. In addition to his individual art practice, he is also the Founder and Director of AnkhLave Arts Alliance, Inc. which is a non-profit for the recognition and representation of BIPOC artists in contemporary art.
Cameron Granger came up in Cleveland, Ohio alongside his mother, Sandra, inheriting both her love of soul music, and habit of apologizing too much. A video artist, he uses his work as both a site for memory making, and as means to strategize new ways of remembrance in our age of mass media.
His recent projects include “The Get Free Telethon” a 24 hour livestream community fundraiser sponsored by Red Bull Arts, “Pearl” a body of collaborative works with his mother at Ctrl+Shft in Oakland, and “A library, for you” a traveling community library most recently housed at ikattha project space in Bombay, India. He’s a 2017 alumni of the Skowhegan School for Paint & Sculpture.