Rebecca Chamberlain & Guy Richards Smit
The Fifth Season started an exchange programme with Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn New York. The New York artists Rebecca Chamberlain and Guy Richards Smit started the exchange programme. They worked in the Summer of 2013 at The Fifth Season.
Rebecca Chamberlain explores how light, air and space affect our mental and physical health and healing processes.
During her residency she asked patients to their favorite spot at the side of the institution or in the premises of the institution itself. Together with the patients she made photo's of these locations which became the starting point for her paintings.
During her residency Chamberlain writed about her workingperiod: blog: www.rechamberlain.tumblr.com
Chamberlain was born in 1970 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Chamberlain received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work was exhibited at VOLTANY, 303 Gallery and Knoedler Project Space, New York, in Boston and Italy. She won the price for the best booth at VOLTANY 2010 and the Joan Mitchell Grant. Chamberlain’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America, Artinfo.com, The Boston Globe, Flash Art and Tema Celeste. Her work is included in the Fidelity Investments collection and Torys LLP. Chamberlain was awarded with a NYFA painting grant in 2012.
Guy Richards Smit (1970 New York) is a performing arts artist, painter and singer-songwriter of the band Max Geil! & PlayColt. In 1992 he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy for a year. He received his diploma from the MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, in 1996. Smit’s work was exhibited at the MOMA in New York and various exhibitions in London, Brussels and Paris. In 2008 he took part in the ARCO in Spain. His work was exhibited by the Roebling Hall gallery in New York from 1999 until 2007.
Guy Richards Smit and Rebecca Chamberlain are married and resided at Het Vijfde Seizoen with their two sons. They live in Brooklyn, New York.
Exhibition 'A home, Not a metaphor. The Real Thing'
For the internationalization The Fifth Season collaborates with Beautiful Distress, Office for the Advancement of Madness. The foundation Beautiful Distress aims to improve the position of psychiatry through art, exhibitions, lectures and campaigns. Founders are Wilco Tuinebreijer, psychiatrist and first medical of GGD Amsterdam and Bram Claassen, former Head of Brand Image at Viktor & Rolf.
On September 7 2013 the presspresentation of the international exchange programme took place at the Cultural Embassy of the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam. This was also the opening of the exhibition 'A home, Not a metaphor. The Real Thing' at the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam.
'A home, Not a metaphor. The Real Thing'
7 September – 6 oktober 2013 - Cultural Embassy of the Lloyd Hotel