June 9 to 29, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
7 to 9 p.m.
NURTUREart is pleased to present Juxtacombo, an exhibition curated by Project:Curate! and Christina Vassallo featuring artists:
Contemporary society is simultaneously liberating and suffocating. As curators approaching adulthood in the early twenty-first century, the Project: Curate! team has learned to cope with the chaotic surroundings of the digital age and find inspiration within it. They are deeply concerned with what makes every day experiences stand out from the constant exposure to advertising, music, movies, art, and other forms of popular culture – especially in an over-stimulating environment like New York City. Of particular interest to these young curators are the effects of unexpected combinations and how they become extraordinary or entertaining.
Juxtacombo explores the humor, horror and abstractions that result from unusual pairings, as well as the potential for unintended interpretations. The meaning of many of the selected works change depending on the viewer’s cultural context. The eight artists included in the exhibition challenge perceptions and examine the assumptions that are an intrinsic part of our consciousness.
56 Bogart Street
Hours: Thursday to Monday | 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Image: Kate Donnelly, Also There, 2012, video still.
NURTUREart is grateful for funding from:
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
City Council Member Diana Reyna
City Council Member Stephen Levin
The Durst Family Foundation
The Greenwall Foundation
The Greenwich Collection, LTD
The Harold and Colene Brown Family Foundation
The Leibovitz Foundation
Lily Auchincloss Foundation
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City Department of Education
New York State Council on the Arts
WNYC Star Initiative
The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation