Sunday, October 21, 2007

Normative Behaviors: New Video by Michael Paul Britto



Normative Behaviors: New Video by Michael Paul Britto
Aferro New Media Room October 20-November 17, 2007
Opening Reception Saturday October 27, 6-9:30 PM

Gallery Aferro proudly presents Michael Paul Britto's solo show, Normative Behaviors, in the New Media Room. New and unseen work will be premiered, in addition to acclaimed works such as Ghetto Games, Authenticity of a Smile , and Super N Word. Britto says that he has "always been fascinated by the creativity spawned from not having, or being deprived. Ghetto Games explores such resourcefulness: the ability to modify one's surroundings to be more conducive to one's amusement."

"I like to challenge the viewer to remember the past, and pay close attention to what we accept in our everyday lives as being acceptable behavior from popular culture."

Britto's work has been shown internationally, including in Uncomfortable Truths -The Shadow Of Slave Trading On Contemporary Art & Design , Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London, Frequency, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY, Black Panther Rank & File , Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, and S-Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. He is also a 07 Smack Mellon studio recipient.

Directions

Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street
Newark, N.J. 07102

Metered parking as well as several pay lots available within just a few blocks.

From the Holland tunnel:

HOLLAND TUNL - go 1.8 mi
Continue on 14TH ST - go 0.3 mi
14TH ST becomes I-78 WEST - go < 0.1 mi
Continue on RT-139 WEST toward US 1/US 9 - go 1.2 mi
RT-139 WEST becomes (Pulaski Skyway) US-1 & 9 SOUTH - go 3.3 mi
Take the RAYMOND BOULEVARD exit onto FOUNDRY ST toward NEWARK - go 0.5 mi
Turn Right on RAYMOND BLVD - go 1.4 mi
(veer left to get onto Market St.)
Continue on MARKET ST - go 0.9 mi
Arrive at 73 MARKET ST, NEWARK, on the Right

Public transportation directions:

From NYC take a Newark bound Path train. Get off at Newark Penn Station.
From the station walk up Market street 5 blocks. Cab drivers at Newark Penn Station may contest the short distance/fare (approx 6 USD).

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