GAP PRESS COVERAGE
More than thirty members of GAP in twelve countries:
A mixed-media collaborative collective
covered by an International Press.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Katie Korotzer
‘GAP: Crossing Borders U.S.A.’ Opens Saturday, September 5 at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery. What Borders Are You Willing to Cross?
(September 3, 2020. Lafayette, CA)
‘GAP: Crossing Borders U.S.A’, Curated by Carl Heyward
Opening September 5, through October 3, 2020
At Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery/JPG@The Bank
3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
In a powerful show opening September 5 at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery/JPG@The Bank in Lafayette, CA, artist and curator Carl Heyward of Benicia, CA presents the work of over 40 international artists affiliated with the Global Art Project who have something to say about the idea of crossing borders.
The Global Art Project is a worldwide network of artists committed to freedom of expression, the principles of equality and shared experiences despite boundaries. Since its beginning in 2011, GAP has looked at hard issues of race, injustice and our relationship to created borders. Heyward (b.1951), one of 5 original founders of GAP, feels that now in the time of the Covid Pandemic, the show which has been planned for over a year, is even more relevant.
The artwork in this show, ‘GAP:Crossing Borders U.S.A.’ sets itself apart from Bay Area abstract and figurative work with mixed media collage and conceptual work that includes textile, video, abstract, photography and installation. Gallery owner Jennifer Perlmutter describes GAP and Carl Heyward as representing the Bay Area’s most diverse group of artists and believes that more space ought to be given to underrepresented groups. Perlmutter is excited that the gallery continues to be a platform for local arts organizations and artists.
The artists in the show are from 17 countries including several from the Bay Area and other places in the United States. Heyward worked with his Dutch GAP counterpart, curator and artist Ron Weijers, to bring this show to the U.S. after the show debuted in August 2019 in a 14th Century Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.