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Ivy Brown Gallery present’s ‘Your Story’

Meatpacking District NYC– Three Artists, Angelica Bergamini, Marie Christine Katz and Laura Mega will take up residence in the Ivy Brown Gallery from February 7th-21st and create unique one of a kind works from your stories, memories and events in your life. The artist’s will create personalized works using your photographs, items and thoughts. In these uncertain times we need to support each other and express our needs and concerns. These three artists will build the bridge with art as we all venture into this unknown, irksome, and wearisome period.

Angelica Bergamini’s ‘The Universe is made of stories’, Marie Christine Kate’, ‘Work in Progress’ & ‘Moments’ andLaura Mega’s  ‘Say Something’ will combine into one cohesive exhibition.

Angelica Bergamini’s ‘The Universe is made of Stories’ Asks you to share any memories you want about yourself, your children, grandparents, ancestors, siblings, animals or events in your life. She will need 1 to 5 (300 DPI) photos that can be emailed, or you can bring the actual picture(s) to the gallery for her to scan and work from (if you bring your pictures to the gallery, Angelica will need a few days to work with the images.). “Relating to the current time we are living in the project will show and talk about diversity, community, sharing, communication and I would say trust ( to share your memories with a stranger requires trust).  I am not just an observer, I am part of the community, which is why my pictures will be in it too.” Additionally, Angelica would like to record your memories linked to the images, even just few words. It could be just the name of the person or people in the photograph, and where it comes from.

Marie Christine Katz ‘Works in Progress & ‘Moments’. For ‘Work in Progress’ Marie Christine asks you to bring a piece of clothing which is torn or unused, used or broken jewelry, or a decorative item which has fallen into disrepair or is no longer serving a purpose and it will be transformed and have a new life. “Moments” will come from conversations about events in your life, it consists of an installation featuring wire or thread encircling a room in your home or workplace, creating layers symbolizing a year, a season, or an event marked by a bead or small object. These items will create a timeline of meaningful moments in your life. “Moments” can also be staged on an object, a bag, a shirt or installed on a wall or corner. On closing night, Marie Christine will perform a new work directly informed by her interactions with the visitors of the exhibition.http://www.mariechristine.com/moments/ http://workinprogressmck.blogspot.com/?m=1

Laura Mega ‘Say Something’ Will create works with words (stamps), sentences, messages or phrases that have meaning to you with her drawings on paper, your clothing (seen and unseen), canvas bags and in capsules (Pills). She will create a conversation/communication with people through her artworks. Her obsession with words will give an opportunity to say something.

Saturday February 11th & Sunday 12th 2pm-5pm
Wednesday, February 15th Wednesday 6-8pm
Saturday February 18th & Sunday January 19th 2-5pm
Tuesday February 21st Closing performance by Marie Christine Katz 6-8pm

EXHIBITION DATE: February 7th-21st

Laura Mega 'Say Something' 
Angelica Bergamini 'The Universe is made of Stories' 
Marie Christine Katz 'Moments & 'Works in Progress' 
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