|Prints Past and Present, curated by Hallie Cohen
Marymount Manhattan College, 221 E. 71 St, New York, NY, 10021
October 29 – December 6, 2018
|February 18th – March 18th, 2018
Brunch Reception: February 18th, 2018 from 12 pm to 5 pm
For the inaugural exhibition of 2018, Masha Maskina invites Lauren Comito to her boutique exhibition space in her home to explore the conceptual thoughts and processes of her artistic practice.
For several years, Lauren has been fascinated with packaging containers and the way we use and interact with them. She extensively collected hundreds of containers, searching for ways in which art influences their design, studying hidden psychological characteristics, and revealing visual patterns. Following careful selection and intellectual processes, Lauren repurposes containers by converting them into new shapes, materials, and images.
For the exhibition, Lauren will use the domestic context of Masha’s living and sleeping areas as an exhibition space to install her works of art. Tapestries, quilts, and pillows which bear imagery derived from the commonplace consumer packaging.
In lieu of this cold and wintery month of February, the exhibition is titled, “Cure for the Common Cold”. To counter the affects of the cold, Masha will be serving a nourishing brunch with healing herbal tea and hot coffee. The name of the exhibition also harkens back to the self-care nature of referenced products found within Lauren’s work., i.e. cold medicine, eye drops, rash creme, and birth control.
Click here to read the article written about this exhibition, “Packaging containers as source of inspiration for American artist Lauren Comito” by Masha Maskina
January 6th – February 1st 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan 6th from 7-11pm
Curated by Sophia Sobers, POST-EARTH focuses on artists working with concepts of nature, structure, and meaning in a new political climate.
The trends of proposed 2018 governmental budget cuts to such agencies as the National Parks Organization, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency poses the question of what value does nature and the environment now hold in the modern world, especially as the very scientific structures and data created to protect and monitor the land is now under question?
The artists in POST-EARTH are working in a range of disciplines from drawing, sculpture, mixed media, to site specific installations. Their work explores our existence in the world, the physical structures we create to work with the land and our infrastructure, and their understanding and observations of the natural world.
Exhibiting artists are Katrina Bello, Cybele Collins, Lauren Comito, Dominique Duroseau, Alexis Elton, Dena Haden, Duy Hoàng, Delanie Jenkins, and Steven Pestana.
Gallery hours are by appointment.
Admission is free and open to the public.
My installation Cloud Filler has a temporary home at 550 Vanderbilt thanks to Major Jacks.
Cloud Filler, 2015, cast plaster with stainless stain wire