Holly Popielarz: A Murky Future… Shall We Talk?

A Murky Future…Shall We Talk?

works by Holly Popielarz

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curated by Jessica N. Pabón

Opening Reception: October 3rd, 2012 at 7pm

Exhibition Dates: October 3rd –November 3rd, 2012

bOb Bar is pleased to present A Murky Future…Shall We Talk?, a solo exhibition of work by American painter and constructionist Holly Popielarz. Please join us on Wednesday October 3rd, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM, to meet the artist and celebrate her work.

Holly Popielarz wants to speak with you, in depth and without words. Her solo show A Murky Future…Shall We Talk? stages a critical conversation about consumerism, value, and the question of permanence. With moments waiting to be filled with a spectator’s thoughts, Popielarz creates dreamlike atmospheres that are disturbingly familiar in an ostensibly post-industrial society.

Holly Popielarz is an American painter and constructionist who lives and works in Manchester, New Hampshire. She earned her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA and is currently teaching painting, drawing, and printmaking at The New Hampshire Institute of Art. She has worked at the Fine Arts Work Center as Studio Manager of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Residency Program. She has shown in Boston, Chicago, Manchester, New York City, Providence, and Provincetown.

hollypopielarz.com

For more information, please contact the curator: jnp250@nyu.edu

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Eternally Mimi: Works by Shiro

Eternally Mimi

works by Shiro

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Curated by Jessica N. Pabón

Opening Reception: August 29th, 2012 at 7pm

Exhibition Dates: August 29th–September 29th, 2012

bOb Bar is pleased to present Eternally Mimi, a solo exhibition of work by Japanese graffiti artist Shiro. Please join us on Wednesday August 29th, from 7:00 p.m. to close, to meet the artist and celebrate the work.

In Eternally Mimi, the latest series in a career-long study of the self, Japanese graffiti artist Shiro explores the paradox of identity through her iconic character Mimi. Asking what the self between the constant and the evolving might look like, Shiro imagines her sometimes mortal, sometimes immortal alter ego in different times and places—but she remains Mimi, a robust female character inspired by hip hop culture and Buddhism, eternally.

Shiro began painting graffiti in 1998 in Shizuoka, Japan. A truly international graffiti artist, Shiro is down with GCS, TDS, Universal Zulu Nation Japan, and SUG. She has exhibited works in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and the US. Shiro is also the designer and owner of the clothing brand “BJ46.”
www.bj46.com

shirojapan@gmail.com

For more information, please contact the curator: jnp250@nyu.edu