FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Camille Tibaldeo
Fountain Gallery Presents FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT Photographs by Broken Light Collective
June 26 – August 13, 2014
Opening Reception: June 26, 6-8 p.m.
NEW YORK CITY – Fountain Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists with mental illness, announces the upcoming exhibition From Darkness to Light. This show spotlights photographs by Broken Light Collective, the foremost online photography gallery for people affected by mental illness. The exhibition will be on view from June 26 through August 13, 2014, with an Opening Reception on June 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. From Darkness to Light is presented through the Fountain Gallery Visiting Artists Program and is curated by Danielle Hark.
“The photographic mélange of images in this show represents a variety of mental states as well as photographic genres including self-portrait, nature, abstract, street photography and more,” said Hark, founder of Broken Light Collective. “In these images we observe dark and light, suffering and hope. We see things that are broken or abandoned, but we also find life emerging from the rubble. We see people in pain as well as those finding light at the end of the tunnel. As an artist with mental illness and a mental health advocate, I am honored to be curating this exhibit for Fountain Gallery.”
From Darkness to Light represents a cross section of the Broken Light Collective online gallery in terms of style, location, age, and mental health and developmental challenges. The 36 photographers from around the globe who are featured in the show have been affected by conditions including depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, addiction, and autism.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and by generous support from the Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.