I am very happy to announce I am one of 3 artists selected to be part of a studio program at the Williamsburg branch of the Brooklyn Library. You can learn more about my fellow artists here.
From the press release on the program:
SPACEWORKS ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR NYC VISUAL ARTISTS TO WORK IN NEW STUDIOS AT WILLIAMSBURGH BRANCH OF THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY Actively Practicing Visual Artists can Apply Now through July 31, 2014 Three artists will be selected from an open lottery for opportunity to rent affordable workspaces in a new renovated, multi-arts use facility (BROOKLYN) - Spaceworks, a not-for-profit cultural space development organization, announces a call for entries to its Williamsburg studio lottery. In partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, Spaceworks is creating three visual art studios at the library’s Williamsburgh branch, located at 240 Division Avenue in the heart of one of Brooklyn’s most exciting creative communities. Spaceworks is redeveloping the second floor of Brooklyn Public Library’s Carnegie-era Williamsburg neighborhood branch into approximately 4,000 square feet of artist work space including visual art studios and rehearsal spaces.
From the press release: Art will grow at Merkurgarten in Zurich from now on
Every month, starting from April, Swiss and European contemporary artists will be invited to create art projects at the urban garden in Kreuzplatz. Thier works will interact among both them and the place. The proximity will make evident the diversity of the many artistic poetics.
The artworks will be on display every day until the end of the gardening season.
Saturday 11 April 2015
h 18.00: opening and conversation with the artist
Art Sowingby Microcollection - Elisa Bollazzi / I in collaboration with Hubert Renard / F
During the opening the artist Elisa Bollazzi will sow fragments of Swiss contemporary artists artworks:
Albero diametro 22, 2015 by Veronica Tanzi / Alga Alimenia (lat.Halymenia Dichotoma), 2015 by Miki Tallone / Asphaltflowers, 2012 by Anna Kanai / Brainflowers, 2014 by Zeljka Marusic / Divine pine, 2014 by Mirjam Wanner / It is not intended to be anything but a tree to be seen, 2015 by Hektor Mamet / Lavender, 2015 by Erica Diazoni / Radici, 2015 by Aglaia Haritz / Tree of the knowledge of good only, 2015 by Cetusss.
Joan Miro once said: "More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed."
Microcollection is a collection of hundreds of fragments of contemporary artworks started in 1990 by the artist Elisa Bollazzi. The art fragments are saved from oblivion and visible only under a microscope. Microcollection Art sowings activates a process which changes the way we look at the «art system» in a beneficial wait that stimulates creativity and starts thought-provoking spaces in contemplation of a growing art garden.
On the occasion, the artist Hubert Renard, as a botanist, wrote teaching notes which provide subtle, erudite observations, evoking the properties, qualities and virtues of each species planted in the garden.
During the aperitif the Conceptual cake by Elisa Bollazzi will please the palates. Merkurgarten – a project of in_between : culture Kreuzplatz, Zurich
We are what we throw in the garbage, ask any anthropologist. While attempting a data recovery from my computer trash I was struck by the way many of the image files were partially covered in crazy geometric patterns. While scrolling through the photos at high speed I thought about how we all are bombarded with thousands of images daily. Most of these are totally mundane. But others are representative of serious subjects we should be addressing. However, far too often they become just another momentary flash in our collective mind.
I have also made a number of paintings using a similar graphic treatment created by the partially eaten files. But for those I am painting on litter that I find and use as a support and in some cases I also use the imagery.
digital_detritus Duration 1:22 Video Composition and Sound by Vincent Romaniello
Eric Garner vs NYPD Polycolor and photo transfers on discarded wood panel (cradled), 11.75x11 inches. click on images to elarge
Felt Real Polycolor on discarded paper, 11.75x16 inches
Later Polycolor on discarded CD package, 11.5x6 inches
iHeart Polycolor on discarded book, 8x9x1 inches
Sketchy Polycolor on discarded sketchbook cover, 11.75x9 inches (irregular)
Hands Up Don't Shoot (left) Polycolor and collage on discarded store art, wood panel, 18.5x7 inches
Charlie (right) Polycolor and transfers on discarded store art wood panel, 18.5x7 inches
CRIME Alert Polycolor on found NYPD flyer, mounted on cardboard, 11x8.5 inches
Space Junk Polycolor on discarded paper, 16.5x11.75 inches
BAD CA Polycolor on discarded paper, 10x8 inches
Super HerosPolycolor and transfers on discarded cardboard, 14.75x8.25 inches
The 43, Polycolor on newpaper, mounted on cardboard, 18x23.5 inches