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Opening Reception: Concrete Jungle

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Opening Reception: Concrete Jungle

Materials for the Arts is pleased to present Concrete Jungle, a solo exhibition of mixed-media and sculptural works by artist-in-residence Annalisa Iadicicco.

The artwork of Annalisa Iadicicco is many things; a mixed media sculpture, a call to community action, a moveable workshop, and sometimes an immersive environment. Her residency at Materials for the Arts has been all of these.

Her creations at MFTA show an artist who crafts elaborate, beautiful objects and at the same time creates work that inspires social dialogue in her community. Her exhibit at MFTA Gallery is a reflection on her Long Island City neighborhood and the changes she sees it going through each day on her walk to her studio. Both the remnants of nature and the constant construction of new skyscrapers are present in this series of sculptures that becomes an immersive environment the audience travels through.

Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 21 featuring musical performances by Simple Man, and Paul Cimiotti.

About the Artist: Breathing new life and repurposing material that would otherwise have been left to wither and age compels Annalisa Iadicicco to create her work.

Through her MFTA residency, Annalisa has worked to engage our community. She worked with students from Frank Sinatra High School to design anti-gun T-Shirts and help them with a school-wide protest. Through her mobile classroom gallery, The Blue Bus Project, she has brought art to the corners of NYC. The sculptures she creates ask us to reflect on sustainability and the responsibility we each have to keep our community strong.

About Paul Cimiotti: Paul Cimiotti is an electric guitar player based in Jackson Heights, NY. His recently released E.P., "Four Songs," is a meditation on life and alienation in New York City. Using the electric guitar and synthesizers, Cimiotti creates calming soundscapes in which the listener is free to wander unabated. He is currently at work on his first full-length LP which will be released later this year.

About Simple Man: Check out their latest music video Exit 49

About Bunny X: Bunny X, based in NYC, is an Italo Disco/Hi-NRG/Synthwave duo with influences ranging from early Madonna to the Pet Shop Boys to Ken Laszlo. Songs written and produced by Conrad Kaneshiro (Male Room/Disco Success ), Miles Maxwell (GGGAMESSS) Abigail Gordon and Mary Hanley.


Event Details

    June 21, 2018 - June 21, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM