Subways: F - York St. A, C - High St. Visiting Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12-7 pm
Undercurrent, defined as a body of water below the surface and moving in a different direction from any surface current, is a dedicated exhibition platform for art aiming to support contemporary art practices that are contrary to prevailing trends and movements. We showcase local and international contemporary artists with an inclusive subprogram of artists and creative entities of the Baltic countries. This exchange augments our mission by providing a switchback, for a diverse and accessible platform distilling cultural perspectives in New York City.
Undercurrent focuses to represent, reflect, and identify aesthetic, emotional, and philosophical complexities in the arts of our time as they are present in painting, sculpture, mixed media, film, word, and sound. We intend to highlight the existence of multilayered, multi-polar systems operating today, which can radiate openness, vulnerability, and self-reflection simultaneously.
Undercurrent is a collective of artists who originated from Sla307 Art Space (2014-2019). Branching out we have regrouped and refined our mission and program to more accurately reflect one another and enhance the objectives we seek to attain in our new platform.
307 W. 30th St. New York, NY 10001 Directions: W 30th St. between 8 Ave - 9 Ave Subway: 34 Street Penn Station 1 / 2 / 3 / A / C / E Visiting Hours: By appointment only: +1 (917) 584 0579
Sla307 Art Space - founded in 2014, is a platform dedicated to promoting and sharing Lithuanian art and diaspora through inclusive and mutual cultural exchange. Sla307 curates a number of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year that showcase local and international contemporary artists and provides a forum to explore critical issues within art and culture in New York City. We also feature a series of public programming, which includes lectures, performances, and film screenings, in order to further encourage cultural interactions between artists and audience.
Lithuanian Alliance of America (LAA) is an organization established in 1886 in Pennsylvania. Since 1910 the headquarters of organization remain in New York city, Chelsea district. Wanting to renew its activities as a non-profit organization, the Lithuanian Alliance of America launched its art program, Sla307 Art Space. The goal of the arts initiative is to facilitate a broader display of mutual cultural exchange in New York and harbor cultural dialogues created through the display of contemporary artistic expression and engaging public programming from a minority perspective and are open to the world.
Sla307 Art Space co-founders: Julius Ludavičius, Ieva Mediodia, Aidas Bareikis. Contributors: Tom Mediodia, Laura Zaveckaite, Daina Mattis, Joshua Poveda and all the good people that supported us.