Jo Q. Nelson has created a thoughtful, witty, and often dreamy, body of work during her artistic explorations and interactions with space, architecture and environment.
I point at things with imposter light switches, scale models, tiny cameras and reconfigured spaces. In the pointing, something subtle that is usually ignored comes to light. I use installation, intervention, objects, proposals, and social practice as a means to analyze what a space is, how it is used, and to fantasize about what it could be. In the process I address issues of access, transgression, and the different ways we experience the same public and private spaces. By encouraging interaction and by bringing attention to our expectations of the places we move through everyday, I hope to encourage analysis and insights about both concrete and social structures.
We’re excited to see how the unique space of the Dekalb Market has inspired her latest piece which will be installed tomorrow at our big fundraising event for UpRoar Art.
Yet another reason to drop by!
(More of Jo’s work can be found here.)
10:09 pm |
June 1 2012
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Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply. is a pop-up shop dedicated to urban farming! A collaborative effort between the folks behind Brooklyn Grange, Domestic Construction and Brooklyn Homesteader, Hayseed’s will supply soil, compost, tools, seeds, books, chicken and rabbit feed, beekeeping supplies as well as other locally made, farm related sundries.
These amazing new friends have graciously donated planting soil, heirloom tomatoes, basil, onions, broccoli and eggplant seedlings for the potting activity tomorrow at our Dekalb Market fundraiser.
Please take the time to check them out, or even better… drop by and see their space. I assure you, the Domestic Construction ladies have created a magical space that’s tucked away in an unexpected nook within industrial Greenpoint.
Many thanks, Ladies!
2:08 pm |
June 1 2012
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The next featured band to be playing at our upcoming fundraiser is Brooklyn, by way of Bogotá, based, Il abanico.
Il abanico is an Indie/Experimental band created in 2010 by Nicolás Losada (guitar) and Juliana Ronderos (Voice). They expose their personalities with innovative melodies, an upbeat rhythm section and unorthodox guitars. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, this duo recorded and self-released their first work “Crossing Colors” (February 2011), A 5 songs EP, recorded in well renowned Studio G in Brooklyn, NY.
In September 2011 they toured their way across the US in a successful 18-date tour which included cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Austin, San Diego and Los Angeles, amongst others. Having played over 90 shows this year, il abanico is currently living and working in Brooklyn, performing and writing material for their new album.
il abanico was part of the Offical SXSW 2012 and will be part of NXNE (Canada) in July 2012.
Like Marigold, their album is available, for free, through their bandcamp page.
7:55 am |
May 31 2012
Our big fundraising event this Saturday (June 2nd) at the Dekalb Market is quickly approaching! We thought it’d be great to do a daily highlight of each band set to play our musical showcase. If you’re digging the tunes over these here interwebs, you better believe they’ll sound even better in the open air of a Brooklyn summer night.
Brooklyn’s Marigold (Richie Einhorn and Milah Libin) have a great album up at Bandcamp. They have this adorable, damn delightful vibe that is a bit The Head And The Heart (meets The Pretenders at times). Milah and Richie’s voices just mesh so perfectly with each other and you just don’t want them to stop singing. True story. You can download all of Marigold for free over at Bandcamp!”
9:44 pm |
May 30 2012
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WHAT: The Project Collective, Art & Music Fundraiser
$5 suggested donation for art/music activities
WHERE: Dekalb Market
138 Wiloughby Street (@Flatbush Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directions: G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
B,Q,R to Dekalb Ave
A,C,F & R to Jay St/Metrotech
WHEN: June 2nd, 10am-10pm (activities start at 10am, music showcase starts at 6pm)
Brooklyn-based community organizers, The Project Collective, plan curated art and music events in efforts to promote dialogue and awareness, while supporting local Community Based Organizations.
Over the past month, Project Collective has been building their presence at the Dekalb Market through gradual art installations from Andrea Burgay and Mano-Gray as well as hosting their Saturday market table. These efforts have been building up for an official opening and fundraising event for UpRoar Art taking place Saturday June 2nd. It is a full day event with a variety of children and adult activities (10am-6pm), leading up to musical showcase (6pm-10pm) to celebrate UpRoar Art, The Project Collective and our host The Dekalb Market
Proceeds from the event will go to UpRoar Art, a non-profit working very hard to bring free or low-cost art education to Brooklyn Public Schools and other arts organizations.
Art Activities - UpRoar Art will provide free art activities for children (10-6pm)
Newspaper Planting Pots - Fold newspapers into small portable plots, plant a seedling of your choice and transport home! (10am-6pm)
Tarot Card Readings - Multi talented Clara Bizna$$, reading tarot cards for donations (3pm-10pm)
Nail Art - Local Brooklyn nail art hero Ria Lopez will be proving nail art for donations (6-10pm)
Andrea Burgay | Collage Installation
Jo Q. Nelson | Installation
Manoela Mandera and Gray Edgerton | Picnic Table Murals
Maria Builes | Live Art Performance
MUSIC SHOWCASE (6pm-10pm)
by Supercrush *$5 suggested donation
Marigold - http://s0ap.bandcamp.com/album/marigold
Raquel Bell - http://www.babynorden.com/raquelbell/
Il Abanico - http://ilabanico.bandcamp.com/
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
3:40 pm |
May 29 2012
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If you were at the Dekalb Market this weekend you might have caught the start of TPC’s latest collaboration with artists, Mano-Gray (Manoela Madera and Gray Edgerton). Their work can be spotted on various picnic tables throughout the market.
If you haven’t seen them yet, there’s another reason to drop by and enjoy a day at the space!
4:04 pm |
May 21 2012
Uproar Art will be joining us at the Dekalb Market this Saturday. Come by and get to know the amazing non-profit and while your here you can participate in some surrealist drawing, abstraction and collage.
Also, UniCornCake Co. return to will donate another batch of magically tasty treats. See you there!
2:21 pm |
May 11 2012
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Another Day at the market! Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
1:00 pm |
May 5 2012