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440 Gallery Artist and Juror’s Talk with Joan Bankemper, Nancy Doniger, Robert Pennington, and James Rose

Robert Pennington is a Brooklyn-based documentary photographer and filmmaker. He has worked in media arts for 25 years in the US, South Pacific, Europe and Latin America. His recent photographic work investigates socio- political, cultural and economic phenomena, and their impact on the human condition. He focuses on the margins of society, where oftentimes hubris and virtue are easily transposed and human architecture gravely affected. The impressions embedded in these communities and the narratives discovered impel his practice.

James Rose was born and raised in the Hudson Valley in Upstate New York. In 1990, he attended the Maine College of Art, in Portland Maine. He graduated in 1994 with a BFA in painting. In 1995, he relocated to San Francisco, California. He worked as an artist there for 11 years, showing his work at ArtSF, Studio Z, the California College of Art (where he also worked and attended some classes) and the Hotel W in SOMA. In 2006, James returned to the Hudson Valley, where he joined the Upstate Artist Guild and the Columbia County Council of the Arts. In 2008, James moved to NYC. He had a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and lived in Manhattan and Queens. He was also active with Occupy Wall Street’s Arts and Culture Working Group. In 2012, James became a father and soon after settled in Brooklyn. He moved to Bay Ridge with his new family at the end of 2013. In 2015, he spoke at the Queens Museum Slide Slam and then was asked to participate in the museum’s Public Faculty #9. He has shown his work in the 440 Gallery, Trestle Gallery and the Ground Floor Gallery. In 2016, he was accepted into the Chashama Studio Program in the Brooklyn Army Terminal, where he currently practices his art.

Nancy Doniger is a visual artist and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in several mediums: traditional and digital drawing, painting, and hand pulled printmaking. Most of Doniger’s work is based on images culled from a practice of automatic drawing. The images are figurative but not literal, and are created using non-toxic methods. Her artwork is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited throughout New York and New England. Doniger has illustrated books, magazines, and newspapers, including many pieces for The New York Times, is a member of Zea Mays Printmaking in MA, The Monotype Guild of New England and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Joan Bankemper received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upon moving to NYC she radically challenged her academic training to site specific installations using vegetation and the community as her primary medium; her ‘social practice’ was fully incorporated in her art making. Bankemper has shown with Creative Time, Inc., NY; The New Museum, NY; Artpace, San Antonio, TX; The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA; and Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY. Bankemper received grants from The George Sugarman Foundation and the NEA. The McColl Center of Visual Arts awarded her the Gabi Award.

Sunday July 16 @ 4:40pm

440 Gallery
440 6th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Robert Pennington