MEET THE PARENTSOrganized by Jesse Hamerman
September 7 – October 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6-8 PM
Essex Flowers is very excited to announce Meet The Parents, a group show organized by Jesse Hamerman and featuring the work of 18 artists, 9 of which have seldom or never exhibited before.
The (younger) artists in this exhibition have been supported, encouraged, and emboldened from childhood to explore the difficult pursuit of making artwork. This support has come from an individual with a life-long, but undiscovered practice of creating.
Meet The Parents brings together nine artists/makers and pairs them with one of their parents who previously had little to no opportunity of sharing their creations with the world.
Maria Calandra is paired with her mother Jean Calandra
Seth Cohen is paired with his mother Nicole Cohen
Gianna Commito is paired with her father John Commito
Erik den Breejen is paired with his father Kees den Breejen
Emma Enderby is paired with her mother Susan Enderby
Jesse Hamerman is paired with his mother Sheila Hamerman
Whitney Hubbs is paired with her mother Carolyn Roe Hubbs
Jennifer Sullivan is paired with her mother Marian Mingos
Rufus Tureen is paired with his mother Susan Tureen
9 children paired with 9 parents, this show is about giving the opportunity and support back to those who have never asked, but who truly deserve it.
Jennifer Sullivan + Marian Mingos
Seth Cohen + Nicole Cohen
Rufus Tureen + Susan Tureen
Maria Calandra + Jean Calandra
Gianna Commito + John Commito
Jesse Hamerman + Sheila Hamerman
Emma Enderby + Susan Enderby
Whitney Hubbs + Carolyn Roe Hubbs
Erik den Breejen + Kees den Breejen