I use stop-motion animation as a means of uncovering the quiet narratives embedded in objects and environments. For the past several years, I’ve studied the contemporary geography of the former Arabic Quarter in Lower Manhattan, "Little Syria". Using Ameen Rihani's 1911 novel, The Book of Khalid, as a visionary framework, I’ve attempted to trace correspondences between the aspirations of early 20th-Century Lebanese-American immigrants and the sleek glass hi-rises that now occupy the area. A two-year residency at the Queens Museum allowed me to explore the irrepressible influence of Robert Moses on the development of the city’s geography, responsible for the transfiguration of Little Syria, Corona Park, and the on-going domino effect of “urban renewal” throughout NYC. Zegeer received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, attended Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2010, and will be participating in the Bronx Museum or Art’s Artist in the Marketplace program in 2014. He has recently exhibited at the 2012 Queens International (Queens Museum), The Delaware Art Museum. Louis V. ESP, Regina Rex, Thompkins Projects, Elga Wimmer Gallery, and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery.