Wix.com brings together two of its talented users, photographer Gisella Sorrentino and dancer Collin Ranf, through a special collaborative event. To kick off Sorrentino’s month-long exhibit at Wix Lounge, Ranf, who posed for two of the photographs on display, will bring Sorrentino’s work to life through choreography.
A photographer based in New York City, Sorrentino is originally from Rome, Italy. She utilizes the process of double-exposure and combines performance with static backgrounds that merge subjects with textures such as asphalt, cobble stones, sand and ocean water. In each piece the artist evokes nostalgia and ambiance, playing upon the desire of place rather than presenting its actuality. Since 2006 Gisella Sorrentino has exhibited her photographs in exhibitions that took place in Europe and along the East Coast. Her work has been exhibited La Mama La Galleria in the Bowery, the La Casa Internazionale delle Donne in Rome, NOoSphere Arts, and several other prestigious galleries and projects.
About Collin Ranf:
Collin Ranf is a 6th generation Montanan. From a young age he expressed a deep interest in the arts. This interest led him to begin training in classical ballet under Campbell Midgely at the age of 14. Later he studied at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. In 2012 he earned a BFA in dance from The University of Montana. While in school he performed in works by Jerome Robbins, Susan Marshall, Donna Ucchizono, and Bebe Miller. Since moving to NYC in 2012, Collin has danced with Project 44, Mare Nostrum Elements and ChrisMastersDance among others. Collin is deeply passionate about the artistic/creative process and the collaborative nature of the arts. He is continually humbled and thrilled to be a part of the thriving arts scene in New York City. Collin is also a yoga/Pilates practitioner.
Event Organized by Wix.com
Wix.com enables everyone to design, publish and host stunning HTML5 websites. No coding, no previous design skills, just log in to Wix and start creating with our easy drag-and-drop website builder! In that spirit of encouraging creativity and enabling entrepreneurship, in 2010 Wix founded the NYC Wix Lounge. The Wix Lounge is a completely free co-working, event and exhibit space for creative professionals. Grab your laptop, pop into the Lounge and enjoy a productive work day, great networking opportunities, and amazing events. The Wix Lounge provides free support to New Yorkers, giving them the tools and tips for successfully launching and managing their businesses’ online presence. To learn more about the Wix Lounge, please visit www.wixlounge.com.
Photography by Gisella Sorrentino
Dance by Collin Ranf