Opening Reception: Material Cultures Exhibition

DATE   Sep 7, 2016 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gallery at BRIC House 

 

647 Fulton Street (Enter on Rockwell Place) Brooklyn, NY 11217

Marela Zacarias, Oulad Bou Sbaa, 2016

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CURATED BY:

Jordana Munk Martin, founder of Oak Knit Studio and TATTER.org, Brooklyn

Elizabeth Ferrer, Vice President of Contemporary Art, BRIC

Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, BRIC

Material Cultures is a group exhibition featuring the work of eight contemporary visual artists who engage with and respond to essential elements of textile: weaving, pattern, draping, embellishing, and wearing. One of the oldest forms of human production, textiles maintain profound connections to history, ritual practice, cultural identity, creative expression, and politics. Working with sculpture, installation, performance, and social practice, the artists in Material Cultures produce works that highlight the role of textiles in shaping traditional and contemporary culture, recognizing the conceptual power of cloth as reflective of the human experience. Exhibiting artists include Laura Anderson BarbataXenobia BaileyLucia CubaAdrian EsparzaElana HerzogLorenzo Hurtado SegoviaSophia Narrett, and Marela Zacarias.

Some of the artists in Material Cultures respond to existing cloth as objects with the power to stimulate memory or meaning, using the charged implications of textiles to unravel specific aspects of culture. Laura Anderson Barbata exhibits a group of costumes that explore the ways in which indigo - a dye used in fabric internationally and carrying varied political and social implications - functions when activated by the body.  Elana Herzog explores the physicality of the Persian rug—a domestic object, an emblem of civilization—as well as ideas of collapse and growth. Her work tells a history of evolution yet alludes to the ruinous fate of objects, nature, order, and social structures.

Other artists produce their work using such textile-specific techniques as crochet and embroidery. Working with crochet since the 1970s and drawn to the “aesthetic of funk,” costume designer and artist Xenobia Bailey presents a crocheted tent, a form that suggests protection, the gospel revival tent of the American rural south, and the realm of mythology. And Sophia Narrett uses complex embroidered paintings to explore the dark underside of American popular culture and its expectations of women, gathering content from reality TV, tabloids, social media, and her own experiences. Artist Lucia Cuba finds meaning in textiles by conceiving them as wearable objects with agency. She continues exploring issues of health and politics through her project Exercises on Health - Part 2, a series of garment-base explorations developed through interviews conducted with individuals dealing with cancer. The garments are meant to trigger conversations about illness and health, and the ways we experience and understand them.

Still other artists find powerful content within the technical aspects of cloth-making, drawing formal connections between textile technique and artistic concept. Inspired by his childhood on the borderlands between Mexico and the United States, Adrian Esparza uses the stereotypical symbol of traditional Mexican culture, the serape, and deconstructs it to create ephemeral geometric abstractions, expanding upon the ability for cultural objects to be understood and interacted with. Also growing up near the Mexican/ United States border, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia paints long strips of paper that he painstakingly weaves together to create large-scale works that entwine artistic techniques and disparate ideas of popular tradition with contemporary aesthetics, of art with craft, and of the artist’s roots with his current life. As a stunning centerpiece to the exhibition, Marela Zacarias presents a monumentally scaled white monochrome sculpture that appears to cascade down the gallery wall that mimics the appearance of fabric and highlights the significance of draping to textiles and to art history.

 

Additional support for this exhibition provided by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

Venue Information:

 

The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators. 

 

http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/opening-reception-material-cultures-exhibition

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) presents Women Directors: Sharing Immigrant Experiences Through Film — a five-part screening series of work by women filmmakers focusing on the immigrant experience in New York. This five-month long series showcases a themed exhibition of short and feature-length films. 

The third installment of the series is an evening with local immigrant artist Marela Zacarías featuring three short films about her life and work from the Art 21 series New York Close Up. A conversation with Zacarías and filmmaker Ava Wiland follows the screening. 

A reception with Mexican food and margaritas rounds out the evening.
DATE: Thursday, May 5th, 2016
TIME: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
LOCATION: Maspeth Town Hall, 5337 72nd St. Maspeth, NY 11378
FREE
RSVP in advance to reserve seats. 

 

 

 

 

  DOPPELSTANDARD: ON VIEW OCTOBER 22- 25 103 Allen Street, New York, NY VIP OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 6 PM PRESS PREVIEW 12-1 PM Doppelstandard is pleased to present DOPPELSTANDARD: ON VIEW an interdisciplinary art and fashion exhibition curated by Andy Chow. The four-day event located at 103 Allen Street, New York, will feature the works of Becky Brown, Jane D’Arensbourg, Reiko Hamano, Edyta Lewicka, Siobhan Liddell, Ariel Mitchell, Alex Nuñez, Lee O’ Connor, Marela Zacarias, and will showcase the newest fashion collections from the likes of Won Hundred, Assembly New York, and Reality Studio. The exhibition kicks off with a VIP opening reception on Thursday, October 22nd from 6:00pm-7:00pm, and open to the public from 7:00pm-9:00pm. The opening will have an open cocktail bar, music provided by DJ LEAN AUTOMATIC and works and apparel for sale. Doppelstandard is an independent lifestyle women’s boutique based in New York that curates fun and cutting-edge multinational designer labels with vintage pieces from Japan. In 2011, Doppelstandard began as Standard Vintage, an online Etsy store specializing in Japanese vintage clothing. Creator Andy Chow developed a fashion concept that would merge the Standard Vintage idea with contemporary stylings, inspired by the street looks from New York and Tokyo. He decided to leave his corporate architectural design job to pursue his vision of a brand that combines the best of both aesthetics. The name Doppelstandard encompasses this “style paradox” that two seemingly opposed concepts, when joined together, can create a unique and elegant new street style. Gallery hours will run from October 23- 24 12PM- 8PM, and October 25 11AM- 4PM. This event is produced by LUCAS BRANDING. Exhibition coordinated by Alex Nuñez. To make an appointment for the press preview on Thursday, October 22nd from 12:00pm- 1:00pm, or to RSVP for the VIP opening reception from 6:00pm-7:00pm, please contact Mathew@lucasbranding.com. Alex Nuñez / Ariel Mitchell / Becky Brown / Edyta Lewicka / Jane D'Arensbourg / Lee O'Connor / Marela Zacarias / Reiko Hamano / Siobhan Liddell / 202factory / Assembly New York / Carne Bollente / DOPPELSTANDARD + ROKU / Lazy Oaf / Libertine-Libertine / PROEF / Reality Studio / Taro Horiuchi / Won Hundred

 

DOPPELSTANDARD: ON VIEW

OCTOBER 22- 25
103 Allen Street, New York, NY

VIP OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 6 PM PRESS PREVIEW 12-1 PM

Doppelstandard is pleased to present DOPPELSTANDARD: ON VIEW an interdisciplinary art and fashion exhibition curated by Andy Chow. The four-day event located at 103 Allen Street, New York, will feature the works of Becky Brown, Jane D’Arensbourg, Reiko Hamano, Edyta Lewicka, Siobhan Liddell, Ariel Mitchell, Alex Nuñez, Lee O’ Connor, Marela Zacarias, and will showcase the newest fashion collections from the likes of Won Hundred, Assembly New York, and Reality Studio. The exhibition kicks off with a VIP opening reception on Thursday, October 22nd from 6:00pm-7:00pm, and open to the public from 7:00pm-9:00pm. The opening will have an open cocktail bar, music provided by DJ LEAN AUTOMATIC and works and apparel for sale.

Doppelstandard is an independent lifestyle women’s boutique based in New York that curates fun and cutting-edge multinational designer labels with vintage pieces from Japan. In 2011, Doppelstandard began as Standard Vintage, an online Etsy store specializing in Japanese vintage clothing. Creator Andy Chow developed a fashion concept that would merge the Standard Vintage idea with contemporary stylings, inspired by the street looks from New York and Tokyo. He decided to leave his corporate architectural design job to pursue his vision of a brand that combines the best of both aesthetics. The name Doppelstandard encompasses this “style paradox” that two seemingly opposed concepts, when joined together, can create a unique and elegant new street style.

Gallery hours will run from October 23- 24 12PM- 8PM, and October 25 11AM- 4PM. This event is produced by LUCAS BRANDING. Exhibition coordinated by Alex Nuñez.

To make an appointment for the press preview on Thursday, October 22nd from 12:00pm- 1:00pm, or to RSVP for the VIP opening reception from 6:00pm-7:00pm, please contact Mathew@lucasbranding.com.

Alex Nuñez / Ariel Mitchell / Becky Brown / Edyta Lewicka / Jane D'Arensbourg / Lee O'Connor / Marela Zacarias / Reiko Hamano / Siobhan Liddell / 202factory / Assembly New York / Carne Bollente / DOPPELSTANDARD + ROKU / Lazy Oaf / Libertine-Libertine / PROEF / Reality Studio / Taro Horiuchi / Won Hundred

Taking Over Space: Exploring Three-Dimensional Paintings by Marela Zacarias

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
FREE!

Visual artist Marela Zacarias will discuss her work, which combines painting and sculpture, and is characterized by an interest in site specificity, the history contained in objects, and current events. Ms. Zacarias' wall and free-standing sculptures are constructed from window screens and joint compound, and painted with original patterns and geometric, abstract shapes.

Most recently, Ms. Zacarias completed a 58' x 11' permanent sculptural installation for the new American Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. She had her first solo show at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the Raw/Cooked series in February 2013. She was part of El Museo del Barrio's S-Files Biennial in 2011, and the Hunter M.F.A. show at the Times Square Gallery in 2012, in addition to many group shows in galleries in New York City and Brooklyn. 

A longtime resident of Brooklyn, Ms. Zacarias was born in Mexico City. In 2012, she was the first Artist in Residence at El Instituto, the Insitute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is a graduate of Kenyon College, and received an M.F.A. in Painting from Hunter College. She has taught mural art in Washington, D.C., Connecticut, and Mexico City.

    National Arts Club Marquis Gallery Marela Zacarias June 1 - 26 Marela Zacarias’s work combines painting and sculpture and is characterized by an interest in site specificity, the history contained in objects, and current events. Her sculptures are constructed from window screens and joint compound and painted with original patterns and geometric abstract shapes.    Recently, Marela completed a 58’ x 11’ permanent sculptural installation for the new American Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. She had her first solo show at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the Raw/Cooked Series in February 2013. She was part of the Museo del Barrio’s S-Files Biennial in 2012, and the Hunter MFA show at the Times Square Gallery 2012.     A resident of Brooklyn, Zacarias was born in Mexico City. In 2012 she was the first artist-in-residence at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and received an MFA in painting from Hunter College. She has taught mural art in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Mexico City. http://www.nationalartsclub.org/

 

 

National Arts Club

Marquis Gallery
Marela Zacarias
June 1 - 26


Marela Zacarias’s work combines painting and sculpture and is characterized by an interest in site specificity, the history contained in objects, and current events. Her sculptures are constructed from window screens and joint compound and painted with original patterns and geometric abstract shapes.
   Recently, Marela completed a 58’ x 11’ permanent sculptural installation for the new American Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. She had her first solo show at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the Raw/Cooked Series in February 2013. She was part of the Museo del Barrio’s S-Files Biennial in 2012, and the Hunter MFA show at the Times Square Gallery 2012. 
   A resident of Brooklyn, Zacarias was born in Mexico City. In 2012 she was the first artist-in-residence at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and received an MFA in painting from Hunter College. She has taught mural art in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Mexico City.

http://www.nationalartsclub.org/