February 06, 2005

Apr 29 - May 30, 2005; "Brooklyn in the Abstract," MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY

Peter Barrett, Beth Caspar, Mary Chang, Eve Havlicek, Gilbert Hsiao, Stephen B. Nguyen, Espartaco Albornoz-Nozco, Mary Pinto, Adam Rogers and Jean Dominique Volcy. This was one 17 simutaneous exhibitions for Project Diversity, an ambitious program put together by the Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation, the immensely active organizaiton founded by the three Simmons Brothers; Russell, Danny and Joseph (better known as Rev Run of Run DMC). Meridith McNeal served as curitorial spokesperson for this project, which cut across conventional borders and barriers within the immense Brooklyn art world by presenting work by under exposed artists of all backgrounds ages in settings throughout Brooklyn. The idea was to reflect the diversity found in Brooklyn through its artists. "Brooklyn in the Abstract" was shown at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Arts in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Under its director, Laurie Cumbo, MoCADA moved to this new exhibiton space in the BAM cultural district.