Monday, February 22, 2010

The Pink Elephant Speaks +

Image Credit: Tim Okamura, Stay Strong, 2009. Oil, spray paint on canvas, 76 X 84 in

The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks
Running from February 4, 2010 until May 16, 2010

This exhibition, guest curated by Dexter Wimberly, examines how urban planning, eminent domain, and real estate development are affecting Brooklyn's communities and how residents throughout the borough are responding. The exhibition includes the works of several Brooklyn-based artists, as well as those who have been forced to relocate as a result of gentrification. In addition to works of art featured at MoCADA, there will be a schedule of public programs taking place throughout Brooklyn.

Artists in the exhibition include (alphabetically):
Josh Bricker(Installation), Valerie Caesar (Photography), Oasa DuVerney (Drawing), Zachary Fabri (Video), Rosamond S. King (Installation), Irondale Ensemble(Theater Performance), Nathan Kensinger (Photography), Jess Levey(Photography / Video Installation), Christina Massey (Painting), Musa (Sculpture), Tim Okamura (Painting), Kip Omolade (Painting), John Perry(Painting), Adele Pham (Video), Michael Premo / Rachel Falcone (Photography / Multimedia), Gabriel Reese (Painting), Marie Roberts (Painting), Ali Santana (Music Video), Monique Schubert (Mixed-media), Alexandria Smith (Painting), Sarah Nelson Wright (Installation).

In addition, there is a vignette of work on display from two local high schools (The Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School and The Secondary School for Research) where students have been documenting the impact of gentrification on their neighborhoods over the past few years through photos and essays.


THE DCist said...


THE DCist said...

Alright so I checked it and was impressed. Give thanks for the push. U must go. Just following up. peace

Tarica June said...

thanks much 4 the follow-up. really glad u enjoyed it. peace to you.