Melissa West (VP of curating) is going in conversation with photo-based artist Deborah Jack and curator Sasha Dees about the current exhibition DNA of Water (extended until Sunday September 17!)

For centuries now, we crossed waters and borders around the globe for different (un)compelling reasons: curiosity, economic gain, calamities, religion, war, leisure, knowledge, personal gain…

Artists: Simone Bennett , Sasha Huber, Deborah Jack, Petri Saarikko. Curator: Sasha Dees

Deborah Jack is a photo-based artist. Her work deals with trans-cultural existence, memory, re-memory and the environment. She examines the manner in which nature create memorials for the small and monumental atrocities in the multiple histories that have occurred. The work is meant to evoke the sublime: hurricanes, the sea, the shore, and the land are re-occurring aspects.

Sasha Dees is an international independent curator, producer and writer. She wants to provide a platform for emerging artists who push limits, cross borders and break down barriers. Art for her is about communication, confronting people without imposing, and creating a dialogue that offers a different perspective.


Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art: Main Hall
located at the main entrance of Building C on the Snug Harbor complex.

Exhibition runs until June 25th, 2017,  EXTENDED until September 3rd, 2017,  EXTENDED until September 17, 2017
Talk: FREE
$5 Gallery Admission / $4 Students/Seniors/Members /Free for children 12 and under
Open: Wednesdays-Sundays, 10-5PM (last call at 4:30PM)

Newhouse // Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island 10301

Directions: Take the ferry at South Ferry Terminal to Staten Island (every half hour, takes 25 min.) Take S40 bus from Staten Island Ferry (10 min.) ask to let you know the Snug Harbor stop! If you get out the bus and walk straight in through the little gate it’s the building right in front of you.

This project was made possible in part of: Sharp Residency, VISEK, Center for Kunstpromotion Finland, Mondriaan Foundation, LAB111, Suitsupply, College of Staten Island, Vooren Productions. Thanks to staff Snug Harbor Cultural Center en Gabri Christa & Bonnie Chin.