Thursday, April 23, 2009
Pocket Utopia is pleased to present a closing reception for our international artists in residence: Silvina Arismendi (Uruguay), Mauricio Limon (Mexico) and the collaborative team of Martin y Sicilia (Canary Islands)
Wednesday, April 29th 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Pocket Utopia, 1037 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Organized by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
notice Pocket Utopia is a non-profit residency, exhibition, archive project run by Austin Thomas.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Art-making is about now-making.
Above are pictures of Pocket Utopia which is occupied by the artists in residence for the next 2 weeks.
Pocket Utopia is pleased to present a two-week international artist residency organized by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and culminating in a one-day exhibition. The participating artists are: Silvina Arismendi (Uruguay), Mauricio Limon (Mexico), and the collaborative team of Martin y Sicilia (Canary Islands). Pocket Utopia will be open daily allowing the public to view work in progress and meet the artists.
Silvina Arismendi’s work captures personal and private moments as she navigates through her living space, cataloguing the things around her. Arismendi is interested in making conceptual work that triggers ideas rather than creating objects.
Mauricio Limon creates urban landscape drawings that explore the ills of population growth. Limon’s drawings capture the unfinished concrete block houses, public landfills, and construction sights of Mexico City. Limon also makes portraits of marginal people, particularly those who have slipped into dementia or other altered mental states triggered by such living conditions.
Martin y Sicilia (José Martin and Javier Sicilia) have been working as an artistic duo since 1995. Their work is mainly pictoral and photographic. The tradition of painting converges with photography, cinema and advertising as Martin y Sicilia produce theatrical installations. Martin y Sicilia’s recurrent themes are the disappearing accountability of societies--especially political entities--issues of migration and immigration and how popular culture reshapes new political realities.
Opens April 29 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
a ticket guarantees you a work of art and entrance for two to the silent auction and raffle drawing
held at sara meltzer gallery on may 6 ($50 discount on tickets ordered before april 24).
Momenta Art presents its fourteenth annual benefit to support its ongoing mission to exhibit the work of emerging and underrepresented artists. A ticket guarantees you a work of art and entrance for two to the silent auction and raffle drawing held at Sara Meltzer Gallery on May 6. Tickets are limited to the number of artworks included.
Tickets may be ordered online at http://momentaart.org for a $50 discount through April 24. ORDER NOW AND SAVE.
Momenta’s 2009 benefit will present work by both emerging and known artists. Raffle tickets may be purchased until all the tickets are sold. The work will be on view at Momenta for two weeks, and then it will be re-installed at Sara Meltzer Gallery, located at 525-531 W. 26th Street in Manhattan, for the event.
The benefit event will be held on May 6 beginning at 5PM. At 6:30 PM the live auction will begin, continuing until all works have been offered. After the auction, the raffle will begin, with the first randomnly drawn ticket giving its holder first choice of one work displayed. The drawing will continue with each ticket holder choosing until all tickets are drawn. We recommend that all ticket holders attend the preview and make a wish-list of 20-30 works before being called upon at the event.
As a not for profit exhibition organization, Momenta depends on the contributions of people like you. We sincerely thank all participating artists, ticket buyers and auction bidders for their generous support.
|Momenta Art is supported by the Harriet Ames Charitable Trust, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, The Greenwall Foundation, Greenwich Collection, Ltd., The Jerome Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individual contributors.|
Sunday, April 12, 2009
For weeks, I've been telling Grant to be good for the Easter Bunny. Grant wanted the Easter Bunny to bring him a solar powered rainbow catcher that he first glimpsed when we went to buy pottery from Sister Jane Omlor at the Sisters of St. Francis in Tiffin, Ohio. One the sisters' website, one can even find movie reviews and a section on eternal life. I just ordered a rainbow catcher.
I decided to go running this morning (as I have decided to go every morning). Being a little too windy along the water, I headed inside to walk around Chelsea Market for a half hour. The place was unusually quiet and warm. Lining the walls were pictures of people from around the world holding glasses of water. The display was organized by Charity Water. I learned that ONE IN SIX PEOPLE ON THE PLANET DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE, CLEAN DRINKING WATER (caps theirs). I also learned that by giving $20 one person can have clean, safe drinking water for 20 years. I donated $20.