Altar Building Workshop at the Mitchel Housing Senior Center for City Artist Corps
"Don't Let It Slip Trough Your Fingers"
“Don’t Let It…” “...Slip Through…” and “...Your Fingers” includes three acrylic painted and assembled works that are inspired by the loss of a cherished object. These 3 works were presented as a solo show at Flux Factory at the end of Mohr's Artist Residency there. In addition to these 3 works which were presented indoors, 4 additional public works were presented in parks throughout the spring and summer 2021. Objects are endowed with the power of reference by the signifier. This can include memories, philosophies and in some cases, a spiritual connection. Very often when an object is lost, so too are the memories that they inspire. This can leave us spiraling into despair and grief.This work was created in an attempt to fill this void by memorializing what was lost, and serve as an example of the power objects have over us: how we process their loss, create something new to continue their legacy and deepen the emotional power that the original object stood in for.
In addition to the physical works, Dario created a Funerary performance in front of an audience during the Flux Factory opening, which included a Eulogy and Poetry dedications for the 3 pieces in "Don't Let It Slip Through Your Fingers". This exhibited was on display on the week prior to and following Mother's Day weekend.
I performed a a funerary eulogy in front of a live audience at a community garden across the street from my solo show, "Don't Let It Slip Through Your Fingers", during its opening reception. This was followed by a private poetry reading in front of each piece in the exhibit to pay my respects. This series and performance was inspired by my deceased Grandmother and the custom ring she had made for me (which I lost in 2019).
Acrylic and gold coil on unstretched canvas, and cardboard rod, artificial walls, faux Bird of Paradise and Areca Palm plants
13ft 10in x 8ft 2in x 9ft 9in
Acrylic on unstretched canvas, faux grass and foliage, clothes rack, chest, gold coil, metal sheet, black cube, photo in picture frame
6ft 3in x 8ft 2in x 11ft 8in
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"Reach For It"
“Reach For It” was featured in “Shared Dialogue, Shared Space” event on Sunday, presented by Korea Art Forum as a public alternative art space in Weeping Beach Park in Flushing.
"Don't Let It..."
Headstone, acrylic, glue and gold chain on unstretched canvas, faux candles, faux flowers and grass, flag, photo, object assemblage
3ft 4in x 3ft 7in x 11ft 5in
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