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Exhibition Closing: CHARAS is Alive on Spaceship Earth
June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us for the closing reception of the exhibition:
CHARAS is Alive on Spaceship Earth
with special performances from Art Jones, Krisia Ayala and Yuko Otomo.
Art Jones will create live audio/video mix featuring the animated sights and sounds of NYC’s utopian future-past, projected onto artist Krisia Ayala’s installation. Both artists will use the dome as a sculpture to be activated through their own creative interventions.
Yuko Otomo: a visual artist & a bilingual poet (poetry & haiku). She also writes art criticism, essays & does translation. In visual art, she has been concentrating herself on the study of “pure abstraction” & has created a body of work covering over 3 decades. Her work has been shown in various gallery spaces; such as Tribes Gallery, Anthology Film Archives Courthouse Gallery, ABC No Rio, Brecht Forum, Gallery 128, Knitting Factory & Vision Festival. As a poet/writer, she has read her work in venues such as St. Marks’s Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Club, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Nuyorican Poet’s Café etc. She also has read in Germany, France & Japan. She has been published in many magazines & literary publications such as Recluse, 6×6, Long Shot, Appearances, The Unbearables Assemblage Magazine, Downtown Anthology, Senritsu & others. Her books include “ Garden: Selected Haiku” (Beehive Press), “Small Poems”, “The Hand of the Poet” (by Ugly Duckling Presse). She also has a huge volume of critical writing on art such as “On Artist & Studio”, “On Artuad: Writing & Drawing”.
Krisia Ayala: Puerto Rican born and New York City based teaching artist, interested in digital mixed media art, print design and sound installations. Her works on paper range from artist books to large format prints. Ayala has focused her artistic research into developing visuals inspired by migratory issues. Her biggest motivation is to explore and illustrate the similarities between avian and human migration, intending to blur the lines that differentiate the human and avian migratory experience. Instagram: Krisia.ayalart