The Quarters Project
The Quarters Project is the product of a year-long collaboration between artists Samm Cohen and Joseph A. W. Quintela. Using the geometric division of the quarter, each artist confines their artistry within the boundaries of two diametrically opposed quadrants, creating in a sometimes solitary, sometimes interactive, state. Each piece is made with a different medium but the same rules. Though each work begins with this strict constraint, the finished works are contrastingly exuberant and bristling with the exchange of creative energy.
The chashama 461 Gallery nonprofit art-space nurtures artists by transforming under-utilized properties into affordable work and presentation spaces. Through providing space grants for studios and exhibition spaces in this Harlem location, Chashama fulfills its mission of bringing the benefits of art and creativity to New Yorkers of all ages and background.