The Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc. (RAA) is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent artworks by Christopher Saucedo. Collectively titled Flood Brothers, this water-centric exhibition will present sculpture, drawings and tapestries. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017, 12pm - 5pm in RAA’s sTudio 7 Gallery in Fort Tilden, a former United States Army installation on the coast in the New York City borough of Queens. The fort is now part of the Jamaica Bay Unit of the National Park Service.
October 29th marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the harrowing storm that devastated the Rockaway Peninsula and damaged thousands of homes, including the artist's. Saucedo’s exhibition title, Flood Brothers is intended to remind us all of the irrevocable bond that storm-ravaged communities all share and the complexities of living on the water’s edge. Hurricane Sandy was not Saucedo’s first flood, as Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home and studio in New Orleans seven years prior. The artist has been preoccupied with the multifaceted relationship we all have with water, and his artwork asks us to contemplate both the good and the bad in water.
Flood Brothers remains on view until November 12, 2017 and is open weekends 12 pm – 5 pm and by appointment. Check the RAA website:www.rockawayartistsalliance.org/exhibitions for dates and times of additional programming on the subjects of Hurricane Sandy, Jamaica Bay and our relationship with water to be scheduled during the run of Flood Brothers. An exhibition catalogue is in production, documenting all of Saucedo’s hydro-centric artwork.