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CUE Art Foundation is proud to announce the second annual CUE Teen Collective final exhibition. Entitled The Persistence of Memory, this thematic group exhibition features work by 23 teen artists from the 2018-19 CTC cohort. Asked to explore the concepts of memory and nostalgia, the teens responded in myriad forms including painting, mixed-media pieces, installations, and video work. The work presented in The Persistence of Memory explores many facets of remembrance, including commemorative pieces that celebrate past guardians and caregivers, painting series that highlight the significance of food to cultural memory, profound childhood recollections reproduced on canvas, images of places or journeys that provoke nostalgia, explorations of the purpose of collective memory, and work that recalls experiences of personal growth and loss. This exhibition showcases the efforts of the CUE Teen Collective, and marks the conclusion of their time in the collective over the 2018-2019 term.

The exhibition is curated by CTC Lead Educator Amanda Adams-Louis and features work by:

Joanalis Calderon
Samantha Carlberg
David Chacon
Onyx Disla
Aayusha Duwadi
Gia Gambrell
Al Gatta
Jose Gonzales
Paloma Larson
Bridget Li
Ynes Lopez
Anastasia Mantel
Emily Mogami
Mumtahina Nabila
Christine Puello
Aneesa Razak
Audrey Rohlf
Lily Samuels
Jaelize Smith
David Sterling
Jennifer Sze
Ellen Toeroek

Gallery hours for The Persistence of Memory are:
Saturday, May 18: 10am – 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 21: 10am – 5:30pm
Wednesday, May 22: 10am – 5:30pm
Thursday, May 23: 10am – 4:30pm

The CUE Teen Collective is a free, year-long after school program designed for NYC high school students who are passionate about visual culture and interested in exploring careers in the fine arts. Participants meet on Thursday afternoons from October through May to investigate the contemporary art world, develop professional skills, and produce artwork for a group exhibition in CUE’s gallery space. With behind-the-scenes access to the New York art world, the CTC demystifies career paths available to students, while inspiring them to develop their own personal artistic voices. In May, students present original artwork produced over the course of the program responding to a unique theme of their choice in an exhibition at CUE’s gallery, accompanied by a full-color catalogue that documents the exhibition and the students’ individual works, and includes students’ artist statements and biographies.

Curated by Amanda Adams-Louis

CUE Art Foundation

137 West 25th Street

New York, NY 10001



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