Peekskill Project 6 Artist Talk
As part of Peekskill Project 6, The Field Gallery is proud to partner with the HVCCA and present Sabrina Occhipinti: Doorways. In this series of unblinking portraits, Peekskill residents confront Occhipinti head on from the gateways of their homes, her camera becoming a two-way mirror that points to the heart of both the subject and the photographer.
Occhipinti explains: “I wanted my photography to engage and push the liminal space not only between the individual and communal, but between subject and photographer. At first, I thought meeting someone on his or her doorstep might alter this reaction, offering the subject the proverbial “home court” advantage, though in practice, this was not always the case. I started small, asking close neighbors and friends. As I progressed, I was pushed through my own doorway, moving on to neighbors I had seen only in passing or some of whom I had never before met.”
Sabrina Occhipinti is based in the greater New York area and drew wide acclaim for her startling stop motion Dreams show at NYC SALT in 2010. She has worked with noted photographer Tiziano Magni for Número China and BlackBook as well as domestic ad campaigns for Macy’s, Marchesa and The Limited. She currently works at Pier 59 Studios.
The Field Gallery is located in The Field Library at 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, New York. For further information please call Alicia Morgan, Curator, at (914) 862-3287, or email [email protected] . Visit the library’s website at www.peekskill.org and follow us at facebook.com/fieldgallery