SILVERMAN and HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION present
Ann LePore: Upward Mobility
Opening Reception: July 10, 2013, 6—8 pm
Hamilton Square Condominium
232 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Exhibition Run: July 10—August 31, 2013
Ann LePore’s installation Upward Mobility transforms ArtBloc—a pair of empty shipping containers—into an interactive outdoor sculpture. By day, ArtBloc is a giant boom box emitting ambient sounds, while at night, it’s a massive light box featuring computer-animated 3-D images. LePore’s subject is the landscape of Jersey City and its historical transformation from rural backwater to thriving urban center. Whether you pass Upward Mobility as you stroll down McWilliams Place or catch a glance of it from Hamilton Square’s communal roof terrace, the installation invites the viewer to stop, look, and listen.
“The images and installations I create are heavily influenced by my experiences not just as an artist, but as a member of a community that is defined by the physical assertions and limitations of a very specific environment,” LePore says.
Ann LePore uses new technologies and household items to project computer-animated 3-D images. Ramapo College, Gallery Aferro, and City Without Walls Gallery have organized exhibitions featuring her work. She is the recipient of many awards, including New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Grant, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Taliesin Artist Residency Program, Gallery Aferro Studio Residency, and New York Foundation for the Arts Grant. LePore earned her Master of Fine Arts in Computer Art from School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Video and Printmaking from Alfred University, Alfred, NY.
SILVERMAN is a New Jersey real estate developer, creatively rebuilding urban areas, supporting the arts, while building neighborhoods.
ArtBloc is a mobile art gallery and performance space built from two repurposed shipping containers – it is a dynamic community venue for art, music, dance and theater.
Brendan Carroll is an artist, writer and curator. He organizes a rotating exhibition program of prominent and up-and-coming artists for SILVERMAN.