Recent CIA graduate Evan Fusco is quickly becoming a staple in the local art community – not just for his artwork, but his steadfast support of other artists. Whether you’re “Walking All Over Waterloo” or enjoying Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios, there’s a good chance you’ll see Fusco at various local galleries. This weekend, Fusco gets attention of his own with his first solo show tonight from 6 to 10. After Affects: Or Ways of Seeing Others is a pop-up exhibition in the 1400 Building, located next to Zygote Press. Fusco received his BFA in Sculpture and Expanded Media in 2016. Fusco’s first individual exhibition since graduating CIA explores the ways we empathize with others in relation to ourselves and with the context of the internet and social media. Through images, objects and a combination of the two, Fusco asks, “Are we then doomed to move through the world, tiny islands of social capital, passively acknowledging those in our digital vicinity? Or is an acknowledging of an other, and an attempt to understand the other the way to break out of that?” The event is free, but donations will be collected in support of local charity, The Refugee Response. (Usmani)
1390 East 30th St., facebook.com/events/597133463826654/.