Archive for May, 2012

Reminder: SR is at NURTUREart today 2-4pm

May 27, 2012

We’re the final workshop in what has been a long series of awesomeness by local artist Anne Percoco. From the website:

Anne Percoco: The Life Instinct

(Apr 27 – May 29, 2012)

NURTUREart Gallery, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY
Anne Percoco, The Life Instinct

NURTUREart is pleased to present The Life Instinct, a solo exhibition by Anne Percoco. Celebrating makeshift solutions, survival instincts, and the reuse of discarded material, Percoco’s work infuses practical works inspired by immediate necessity with playfulness and wit. Inspired equally by children’s couch forts and makeshift emergency shelters, the artist uses scavenged and natural materials to construct a small, inhabitable hut in the gallery space, presenting it together with a photographic slideshow documenting her initial experiments with similar miniature shelters.

As part of her solo exhibition at NURTUREart, Percoco presents a publication conceived as a catalog of repaired objects. The publication is part of an in-progress body of work that investigates how value is lost and reclaimed and how repurposed objects can shift, sometimes humorously, from one role to another.

Through the duration of the exhibition, guest artists (including Eric Clausen, Marek and Kristyna Milde, Sewing Rebellion NYC, and Fixers Collective) will lead a series of public, interactive skill-sharing workshops promoting resourcefulness and self-sufficiency.

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Sun. May 27th, 2-4PMSewing Rebellion NYC will lead a mending circle dedicated to making and using patches as sources and visual symbols of what makes us proud of ourselves, our loved ones, or our community. Its mission is to teach folks to sew for free.