On View: Dec 8th, 2023 – January 20th, 2024
Open by appointment only, contact Jenn@jenncacciolastudio.com to schedule a visit.
This exhibition is a continuation of the curatorial & community project formerly known as Ice Cream Social.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 8th, 7-9pm
𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙋𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙙 explores the theme of armored bodies, investigating the relationships between fear, protection, vulnerability, and violence. Visual reference is drawn from medieval armor, riot gear, cages, and fencing, as well as myriad forms of armor in the natural world such as crab shells, thorns, and insect casings. This work simultaneously celebrates and interrogates the outer shell as a potent metaphor for emotional states of separation from our environment. Depictions of nets and veils are interwoven into this content. These permeable barriers present a secondary mode of containment by obscuring, concealing and trapping their subjects. Translucent, layered and complex surfaces are an invitation for viewers to look more closely, delve deeper into the spaces and objects around them and address the unconscious “veils” which obscure their own view of the world.
Margaret Pinto is interested in creating entry points for people to access more complex, sensitive, and layered ways of seeing. Veils, nets, and translucent surfaces are an ongoing theme in her work. She believes looking at an image or surface that is visually complex, confusing, partially abstracted, and/or surprising can guide both herself and the viewer to think more deeply and creatively about the world. Pinto would like to incite viewers to look more closely, delve deeper into the spaces and objects around them and question the systems and habits that unconsciously control them. In a world saturated by consumerism and the attention economy, she observes that our psyches are frequently taken hostage by messaging which harbors greed and consumption at its core. She hopes that her work can offer a reprieve from this onslaught and challenge people to swim against the stream. She believes that providing spaces and experiences that are radically contradictory to the current environment is vital to creating a more hopeful future.
Pinto is a visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY and working in a diverse range of mediums. She earned a bachelor’s degree in painting and drawing at SUNY Purchase College and has since been working various jobs in the art world while developing her studio practice. Her work is rooted in painting, but incorporates a lifelong interest in craft, experimentation, and material exploration. She explore themes of duality, trickery, and transformation, straddling painting and sculpture and often mixing them together.
Contact Jenn@jenncacciolastudio.com to schedule a visit.
Event Location and Ticket Information
6 North Pearl street, Suite 404E, 4th fl
Port Chester, NY 10573
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, December 22, 2023 - Saturday, December 23, 2023
Times: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter Website: https://mirandaartsprojectspace.com/exhibitions/margaret-pinto--carapace-pierced