An Art Renaissance 28 Minutes Away from Manhattan

Installation view of Before the Sound at Reverol & Co. Contemporary
Installation view of Before the Sound at Reverol & Co. Contemporary
A photo from Before the Sound
A photo from Before the Sound
Artist Vincent Zambrano
Artist Vincent Zambrano

Vincent Zambrano has found a gallery to represent him and stage his latest show Before the Sound.  The multi-media installation consists of a bed right in the middle of the gallery space, photos lining the two side walls, a projection at the back wall, and four speakers in every corner emitting a unique soundscape. It could very well be fitted to be in the interior of Chelsea, Lower East Side, or Brooklyn. Where can his innovative art show be? Well it is a Metro-North train ride away of approximately 28 minutes to New Rochelle, NY.

(L-R) John J. Reverol (Gallery Owner) Vincent Zambrano (Artist) Sylvie Roisin (Gallery Director)
(L-R) John J. Reverol (Gallery Owner) Vincent Zambrano (Artist) Sylvie Roisin (Gallery Director)
Opening night for Vincent Zambrano at Reverol & Co. Contemporary
Opening night for Vincent Zambrano at Reverol & Co. Contemporary

Reverol & Co. Contemporary Art opened its doors in December 2012 at the main street of this quaint town and according to owner, John Reverol – the area is now experiencing an art renaissance that is now blooming. Two more galleries have also opened shop and certainly more to follow. John brought the flavor of contemporary art to this idyllic town and the response has been amazing. People remarked that it was like walking into a gallery in Chelsea, Brooklyn or Lower East Side aka Manhattan grade shows in New Rochelle. John knows exactly what he’s doing and got his start at Sikkema Jenkins Co. on West 22nd Street in the Chelsea art district of course. He champions forward thinking art such as works by Vincent Zambrano.

(L-R) Ramon Pujol (Sound engineer) Veronica Santi (curator) Vincent Zambrano (artist)
(L-R) Ramon Pujol (Sound engineer) Veronica Santi (curator) Vincent Zambrano (artist)
It is about time to get in bed with ART
It is about time to get in bed with ART

In this recent show, the ingenious single installation piece of multi-media elements created a whole body of work that is wistful, bittersweet, and powerful. Zambrano infused his personal story in this show stemming from loss, uncertainty, eventual hope and love. He used images of his foster son heavily but they are back views or part profiles so as to protect his son’s identity. The bed is an interactive sculptural component that encourages viewers at the gallery to sit or even lay down as they listen to the soundscape emanating from the four speakers. The sound of nocturnal snoring and breathing is a rhythmic Svengali lullaby that is comforting and mimics the sound of the beach shore waters. The pictures and video projection served as a tactile narrative or memory stream of the fleeting moments of childhood. We barely remember details of our childhood but we remember moments – those we keep revisiting. But this is a love letter to lost childhood and its fleeting nature. Zambrano is successful in locking that moment in his art. The entire work is a personal experience.

So you think this might be in Chelsea but it is in New Rochelle! Perhaps you can spare the 28 minutes train ride on a weekend and explore places of art where you’ve never been. Go before the moment is gone!

 

Vincent Zambrano: Before the Sound

Reverol & Co. Contemporary Art. 30 Huguenot Street. New Rochelle, NY 10801

For more information: call (914) 413 – 1120 or visit: www.reverolco.com

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