Cayuga Museum CNY Emerging Artist Project Opens Exhibit of Reina Apraez’s Work
The Cayuga Museum will open the seventh exhibit in the CNY Emerging Artist Project, featuring the work of Reina Apraez on Thursday, September 20, with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Syracuse-based artist Reina Apraez creates imagery linking her favorite genres of art: classic still life, German Expressionism, Catholic folk art, and artist Cy Twombly. Incorporating dried flowers in her abstract work comes from an appreciation for collage and assemblage, and a personal ritual of drying bouquets and building floral tapestries. For Apraez, art-making has become integrated into her home, rituals, and daily practices. Small altars are mixed within her art, built to maintain a connection that her art belongs hung and mixed in homes, among other precious objects.
The CNY Emerging Artist Project is a contemporary art initiative at the Cayuga Museum that showcases nine emerging artists from the Central New York region. The juried exhibit series features a different artist each month, from March to November. Each show opens with a reception on the third Thursday of the month. Admission is $5, and Museum members are free. Refreshments will be served. The schedule for all artists to be shown in the CNY Emerging Artist Project is available on the Cayuga Museum website, cayugamuseum.org