Fountain House Gallery

Representing artists living with mental illness.

We See You: January 9 – February 19, 2020

Reception: January 9, 6-8 p.m.

Curated by Frank Maresca

For this show, Fountain House Gallery artists were asked to photograph the West-40s environment of the Gallery and of its parent organization, Fountain House, as well as the wider Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood that is their vibrant extended community.

We See You presents a slice of the Fountain House milieu, and the mental health community at large, as seen through hundreds of photographs by more than 35 Fountain House Gallery artists. We See You is curated in a purely democratic manner, including all who submitted work in the open call. The installation plays with the CMYK color model—the building block for every color print—to illuminate the accessibility and spontaneity of the work.

Each photograph presented in We See You is sized at 8 by 10 inches and is priced at $30.00.

About Fountain House Gallery: Fountain House Gallery and Studio provides an environment where artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions and exhibit their work. Founded by Fountain House in 2000, the storefront Gallery in Manhattan sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. The Studio, located in Long Island City, is a collaborative workspace that furthers the professional practice of our artists. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.

All Fountain House Gallery artists are members of Fountain House, founded in New York City in 1948 with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own and each other’s recovery. Over the past seven decades, Fountain House has inspired the creation of hundreds of similar programs in 32 states and 34 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually.