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January 5 - January 20, 2019
Artist Reception: Saturday, January 5, 5:30 - 8:00pm

Hope

Andres J. Hoyos


Through an installation and series of photographs, Andres J. Hoyos asks us to consider how fragile life can be under the immense pressure of immigration. Using the simple, easily recognizable symbols of the suitcase and the checkered plastic traveling bag, the artist creates work that reminds us how intense the sense of hope and how sharp the desperation might be for those who risk everything to undertake the journey.

About the Artist

Andres J. Hoyos is a Colombian-American artist living and working in Brooklyn.  He has studied art in New York and Barcelona and primarily works in mixed media with found and recycled objects.  The exploration of different mediums in his art raises awareness and invites conversations about what is happening in front of us and needs to be addressed like immigration, global warming & peace.  Andres has participated in exhibitions in private and public galleries in the United States and Spain.  His work is part of the private collection of the Colombian embassy in Washington D.C.

GALLERY HOURS:

Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 

DIRECTIONS:

Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, and the Brooklyn Arts Council.