selfie cult LES, Nyc
Have You Been Swallowed?
eternally connected, a smartphone eternity knot
Queen of selfies, “Selfie the new pop art?”
Female: Michelle Obama
Dude with tattoos
Hipster scene, girls
my face, fisheye perspective, Morgan Walls
If truck, van or murals, I enjoy painting in a larger scale. It corresponds to a body movement, a physical expression, fun with larger lines involving the whole body.
Sept 2015, Rivington Wall, Parasol Projects: “selfie cult“, with activations organized by TeamCNTRL, september: selfie night with music by RhythmLounge, on oct 22: Silent Disco, NYC social and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale.
This year 2015 I organized the Morgan Walls in Bushwick, on Morgan Ave and Harrison Place, next to the L train Morgan exit, for the non profit Arts in Action. The project offered wall space with curated themes for 20 artists each series. On Instagram: #morganwalls #artsinactionbushwick
April 2015,Females, Morgan Walls: The first series April through July had 20 artists examine women, portrayal or desire of the female image. Also seeking out female muralists and artists.
My mural was a surrealistic portrait of Michelle Obama.
July 26/27 2015 “selfies the new pop art?” Morgan Walls. August through November, brought many expressions or illustrations about the selfie culture to the walls.
I chose Frida Kahlo, the real Queen of selfies, as my contribution to the theme. This mural is still up, today Nov 3.
The Morgan Walls rotate art every 4 months, if the wall space remains available.
Stemming from the desire to grow a venue, recurring cultural event in the public space involving artists and skilled artisans in the community, Uta founded the Artist Market in 2009.
Redesigning the use of public space, building a creative scene, forum for pluralistic and innovative expression, radiate the light of cultural activity into the surrounding community, the CREATIVE GROVE artist & designer market shows the effects of durational activity with art in a community.
The structure of the event combines
- a music tent for the deejay and live musicians,
- a small stage for performers or simply an open area for performances,
- artists and makers with their stalls as a market place,
- an outdoor seating lounge and
- food vendors
The essential element of the recurrence is the steady reliable rhythm throughout the year, similar to the heart beat, bringing oxygen to the cells, in this case to the community.
The Creative Grove artist & designer market was organized by Uta Brauser, Arts in Action with Laura Dejean, a team of contributing deejays, performers and organizers, volunteers.
The location was at the downtown Jersey City plaza next to the Grove Street PATH station with the closed off portion of Newark Avenue between Christopher Columbus Drive and Grove Street.
The event website is http://www.creativegrove.net, it took place weekly on fridays from 3 -9 pm, 2009 – 2013, in 2014 the events had a monthly rhythm, ending on Sept 19 2014.