Parsons Alum Tariku Shiferaw Featured in Group Show, “Hard Cry” at Lubov

Lubov is pleased to present “Hard Cry,” curated by Gabriel H. Sanchez, which brings together a group of five NYC-based artists – Ian Swanson, Cristina de Miguel, Tariku Shiferaw, Ryan Oskin, and Kyle Haddad Welch – whose works of painting, photography, and installation, revel in the emotional sludge of contemporary living to create deeply psychological gestures of anxiety and fatigue.

“Hard Cry” responds to the exhaustive stimuli we experience each day and highlights progressive strides in art among New York City artists, bridging the gap between what is internalized and what is visible. It goes without saying that anxiety permeates throughout every aspect of contemporary life – in the choices we make and lives we lead both digitally and IRL, amid the company of megalomaniac politicians and nationalist bigotry, the continuous onslaught of new and obsolete technologies, and most profoundly, amid our social networks of friends, family, and strangers. More than ever, art’s inherent ability for cathartic release finds itself vital to the well being, perhaps even sanity, of social order (from

Hard Cry
Ian Swanson, Cristina de Miguel, Tariku Shiferaw, Ryan Oskin, Kyle Haddad Welch
Curated by Gabriel H. Sanchez
January 22, 2017–February 26, 2017
Reception: Sunday January 22, 6–9pm

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