Ending 2015 on a high note!

With exhibitions this fall in Santa Fe, Miami and The Bronx 2015 is wrapping up to be just what i needed. My exhibitions in both Miami and The Bronx extend into the new year. "Rise of The S.B.X. Super Artist" will have a closing on February 3, 2016 as part of the BCA Bronx Trolley at LDR Studio Gallery.   My work was part of Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel Miami via Projects Gallery and the closing reception for "Square Foot 3" will be January 9, 2016. Click the links to see more info about the galleries or see the flyers below.

Why Reconnection Residency? My Indiegogo Campaign

With the rounding out of 2014 comes the end of an era.  The challenges surrounding my year were life changing to say the least.  The passing of my two companions of 14 and 17 years was equally devastating as it was empowering.  For I had built a career with my dogs at my side as an artist over their lifetimes.  Inspiring me, keeping me active and teaching me unconditional love is how i will always see them.

What does the passing of my dogs have to do with my Indiegogo Campaign?  There passing allows me the freedom to even consider an international artist residency.  This campaign takes all the career building i have done with them at my side and uses it to propel my career into the next level. In my mind there is a connection to the loss of my family "my dogs" to creating space for a new connection to be made.  The opportunity to go this residency at Arquetopia in Oaxaca,  Mexico is allowing me to reconnect to my grandmother, my childhood and my heritage.  It is interesting that for one door to open another has to close.

Please help me open this next door.  Check out my campaign and make a donation!
Every Effort Counts!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sean-paul-gallegos-reconnection-residency

Back in the Bronx for the BXADP Sat. Sept. 13th

Join me and many other talented artists and photographers for the opening reception of The Bronx Artist Documentary Project at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx on Saturday September 13th, 2014 from 6-10pm. 

Learn more about the project at www.bronxartistdocproject.org

DIRECTIONS * Andrew Freedman Home is located at 1125 Grand Concourse between McClellan & 166th Streets. Subway:  # 4 train to 167th Street-Jerome Ave; B, D train to 167 Street-Grand Concourse Bus:  BX1, BX2 to 165th Street  

DIRECTIONS

* Andrew Freedman Home is located at 1125 Grand Concourse between McClellan & 166th Streets.

Subway:  # 4 train to 167th Street-Jerome Ave; B, D train to 167 Street-Grand Concourse

Bus:  BX1, BX2 to 165th Street

 

Visual AIDS artist grant and Savoy Hotel artist residency.

In early July i graciously received the Visual AIDS artist grant from https://www.visualaids.org/. I am inspired to purchase a new large self healing cutting mat for creating my sculptures and investing in more casting supplies to explore a new body of work.

With my residency on Governor's Island with LMCC just ending and both my dogs of 14 yrs. and 17 yrs. passing, it is time for a vacation.  I have not left NYC in almost 5 years.  Dreaming of an affordable yet still working vacation i searched online for a residency/vacation opportunity.

Through craigslist i discovered a little hotel on the border of Colorado and New Mexico offering an affordable monthly rate and studio space options.  Almost too good to be true i am leaving August 4th to do my independent study residency.  Where i will be in a local exhibition, explore my heritage in New Mexico, create some works and execute a series of self portraits with my new Rolleiflex Twin Lens Camera and curate an online exhibition for visual aids.  Excited to travel and have time to miss my dogs in the comfort of the vast desert.

Latest Exhibition and Award Ceremony for 2014 BRIO Grant Winners.

The Time Has Come is BRIO’s fourth artist biennial curated by Longwood Director Juanita Lanzo and featuring works by Bronx artists who are 2012 and 2013 BCA BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) winners in the disciplines of visual and media arts.  A new triptych of mine will be on display.
Link below has hours and directions.
http://www.bronxarts.org/lag.asp

Along with this exhibition for winning the BRIO in 2012, there is an awards ceremony for the 2014 BRIO award which i have also recently won.  Come see some new work and celebrate my latest achievement.
http://www.bronxarts.org/brio_winners_2014.asp

LMCC Open Studios May 24th & 25th

Join LMCC for Opening Weekend at the Arts Center at Governors Island! This weekend will feature a new gallery exhibition entitled Trisha Brown: Embodied Practice and Site-Specificity, on view throughout the public access season, and Open Studios with Process Space Artists-in-Residence, featuring visual artists, writers, and performing artists who have been developing new ideas and projects on the island since March.

Open Studios with Process Space Artists-in-Residence:
Saturday, May 24 from 12:00–5:00pm
Sunday, May 25 from 12:00–5:00pm

For more info from LMCC:
http://lmcc.net/event/gi-opening-weekend2014-saturday/

Please note Governors Island Ferry is free from 10AM-11AM and $2 after.
http://www.govisland.com/html/visit/directions.shtml

Open Studios with Process Space Artists-in-Residence:
Stefani Bardin • Joseph Bradshaw • Youmna Chlala • Common Practice • 
Sean Paul Gallegos • Ethan Hauser • Kanako Hayashi • Janelle Iglesias • 
Tyehimba Jess • John Kelly • Joanna Kotze • Larry Krone • Andrea Kuchlewska • 
Claudia La Rocco Jacqueline Jones LaMon • Saul Melman  
Lincoln Michel and John Dermot Woods •  Tere O'Connor  Rudy Shepherd  
The Bureau for the Future of Choreography • Benjamin Tiven