Sapar Contemporary 2017 Program


This year Sapar Contemporary gallery is embarking on a series of experimental events around the concepts critical to the values of Sapar Contemporary: multi-art and multi-disciplinary engagement, connections between visual art and food, sound, scent, and movement, materiality of cultural traditions, new media and the future of creativity, art and well being.

February 17 at 6:30 PM Artist Talk II | Gabriela Albergaria and Diogo Pimentao in conversation with Amber Moyles, Curatorial Assistant at The Drawing Center. A collaborative event of Sapar Contemporary with Residency Unlimited. 

February 22 at 6:30 PM Art & Life Forms I | Terrariums inspired by Gabriela Albergaria’s drawings. Inspired by the themes of Albergaria’s works, participants will design their own personalized life form using a small spherical glass, smooth textured driftwood, air plants, succulents, and a miniature human figure. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of an artist’s work and a unique and customized creation. In collaboration with Twig Terrariums.

February 25, 2:00 PM  Art & Food I | Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration: Discover art through taste, ritual, and culture. Performed by Marybeth Welch and Greg Succop, two Tea teachers from the Urasenke Chanoyu Society of New York. This lecture-demonstration will introduce the intricacies of tea, its origins in Japanese culture, and pair cha-no-yu with the works of Japanese artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto. One of the highlights of the workshop is the opportunity to enjoy a seasonal tea sweet and prepare your own bowl of tea. Space is limited. Register here.

February 28, 6:30 PM Art & Scent II | Exploring the scents of American forests and the  art of Gabriela Albergaria, with Amy Galper, Executive Director and Founder of New York Institute Of Aromatherapy. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of the aroma-therapeutic elements of essential oils, set the context for a holistic encounter with our sense of smell, and pair unique essential oils distilled from the trees of the Northeastern forests of North America with Albergaria’s monumental drawings featuring Sweet Gum, Liriodendron Tulipifera and Sugar Maple Trees. A special highlight of this session is an opportunity to create an aromatic remedy. Space is limited. Register here.

March 14 at 6:30 PM Art and Life Forms II | Ryusein-ha style Ikebana and Shinji Turner-Yamamoto’s work with Masako Gibeault, a recognized expert in the Traditional Art of Japan and board member Ikebana International NY Chapter. This workshop will introduce the history of Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement. The Ikebana demonstration will reference the works of Turner-Yamamoto on view at the gallery. Each attendee will create an Ikebana flower arrangement to take home. Space is very limited. Register early.

March 16 at 6:00 PM Curatorial Walk Through with Gregory Volk.