City to Sea: Coney Island Exhibition

City to Sea is an ongoing public art initiative that explores the relationship between beach resorts and cities. City to Sea was developed at London's Goldsmiths University, and has partnered with Magnum Photos. The City to Sea: Coney Island project is a collaboration between City to Sea artists and local residents of Coney Island.

Coney Island is world-famous for its amusement park and beaches, which thousands of tourists visit every year. However, few of them venture more than a few blocks into the mostly low-income neighborhood that extends beyond the attractions.

The goal of the project was to connect artists from outside the community to local residents through photography workshops and encourage them to share their stories and experiences via photography and other media.

The exhibition explores narratives of Coney Island, from amusement parks and beaches to the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the neighborhood in 2012 and the effects of which are still felt by residents today.

City to Sea: Coney Island
September 13 to November 16, 2018

Walls-Ortiz Gallery
The Triangle Building
2230 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10026

Public Hours
Tues: 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm (Sept. 22, Oct. 20 only)

Community Conversations
In September and October exhibiting artists will talk about their work and visual storytelling, including artists from Coney Island that will speak about their neighborhood.

These free community conversations take place
at the Walls-Ortiz Gallery:
Saturday, September 22, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, October 2, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Artists include:
Bianca Hulla, Rebecca Locke, Tina Jones, David Kendall
and Konstantin Sergeyev.

Projects & Galleries
This exhibition and events are based on the work created during various projects in Coney Island over the last few years:

City to Sea: Coney Island Gallery
Coney Island Images

City to Sea: Coney Island Project: 2015-2018
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Artists
Exhibiting artists include: Rebecca Locke, David Kendall, Amanda Denny, Kamal Badhey, Konstantin Sergeyev, Anthony Artis, Margaret Ferrec, Alex Ferrec, and members of the community associated with Coney Island Gospel Assembly: Tina Jones, Michael Migdal, Tatanisha Gainey, Jentel Finch, Tameka Finch, Bonnie James, Donovan James, Sharon Lundy, Deangelo James, Michael Harrison, Bianca Hulla, Teslyne Junior and Regina Fontanelli.

Acknowledgements
Thanks to Openvizor and the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths, University of London for supporting this ongoing project.

City to Sea

City to Sea
Coney Island 2018

Michael

Michael
Tatanisha Gainey 2016

Coney Island

Coney Island
Sharon Lundy 2016

Jentel

Jentel
Tatanisha Gainey 2016

Regina

Regina
Teslyne Junior 2016

Coney Island

Coney Island
David Kendall 2015

Donovan

Donovan
Donovan & Deangelo James 2016

Coney Island

Coney Island
Konstantin Sergeyev 2015