Jo Q. Nelson has created a thoughtful, witty, and often dreamy, body of work during her artistic explorations and interactions with space, architecture and environment.
I point at things with imposter light switches, scale models, tiny cameras and reconfigured spaces. In the pointing, something subtle that is usually ignored comes to light. I use installation, intervention, objects, proposals, and social practice as a means to analyze what a space is, how it is used, and to fantasize about what it could be. In the process I address issues of access, transgression, and the different ways we experience the same public and private spaces. By encouraging interaction and by bringing attention to our expectations of the places we move through everyday, I hope to encourage analysis and insights about both concrete and social structures.
We’re excited to see how the unique space of the Dekalb Market has inspired her latest piece which will be installed tomorrow at our big fundraising event for UpRoar Art.
WHAT: The Project Collective, Art & Music Fundraiser $5 suggested donation for art/music activities
WHERE: Dekalb Market 138 Wiloughby Street (@Flatbush Ave) Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directions: G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn B,Q,R to Dekalb Ave A,C,F & R to Jay St/Metrotech
WHEN: June 2nd, 10am-10pm (activities start at 10am, music showcase starts at 6pm)
Brooklyn-based community organizers, The Project Collective, plan curated art and music events in efforts to promote dialogue and awareness, while supporting local Community Based Organizations.
Over the past month, Project Collective has been building their presence at the Dekalb Market through gradual art installations from Andrea Burgay and Mano-Gray as well as hosting their Saturday market table. These efforts have been building up for an official opening and fundraising event for UpRoar Art taking place Saturday June 2nd. It is a full day event with a variety of children and adult activities (10am-6pm), leading up to musical showcase (6pm-10pm) to celebrate UpRoar Art, The Project Collective and our host The Dekalb Market
Proceeds from the event will go to UpRoar Art, a non-profit working very hard to bring free or low-cost art education to Brooklyn Public Schools and other arts organizations.
Art Activities - UpRoar Art will provide free art activities for children (10-6pm) Newspaper Planting Pots - Fold newspapers into small portable plots, plant a seedling of your choice and transport home! (10am-6pm) Tarot Card Readings - Multi talented Clara Bizna$$, reading tarot cards for donations (3pm-10pm) Nail Art - Local Brooklyn nail art hero Ria Lopez will be proving nail art for donations (6-10pm)
To celebrate the kick off of our long term pop up art installations at the Dekalb Market, we will be hosting a day of activities! Come hang out at the Project Collective booth this Saturday, April 21st from 10am - 6pm.
Just confirmed! Our hometown nail art hero, Ria Lopez, will be joining us at the TPC booth at the Dekalb Market on Saturday, April 21st! Stop by in the afternoon and check out this amazing lady doing her thang for donations.
The Project Collective is now accepting proposal submissions for our upcoming, longest and LARGEST event ever!
TPC’s mission is to build stronger communities through art and music, while supporting the community through charitable efforts . In every event we host, we in turn donate all proceeds to a local charity. This particular event will be held at The Dekalb Market, located in Downtown Brooklyn. In conjunction with the Dekalb market we will hold an official fundraiser for Family Cooks on MAY 19TH. From April to June artists will have the opportunity to show work throughout the Market. For this event, we expect the art to develop gradually during the 3 month period. Surfaces for art will include: shipping containers, wire fences around the market, and any other kind of surface so long as its not using the floorspace.
TPC is looking for artists in all kinds of media: sculpture, performance, video, any interactive, and environmental art. Please send us a brief proposal with a link to your website or a few images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please don’t hesitate if you have any questions! Looking forward to your submissions!