Saturday, October 13, 2007

Opening This Week! In The Country of Last Refuge & Normative Behaviors: New Video by Michael Paul Britto



In The Country of Last Refuge
A Mashup curated by Emma Wilcox and Evonne M. Davis
October 20-November 17, 2007
Opening Reception Saturday October 27, 6-9:30 PM
Gallery Aferro 73 Market Street Newark NJ 07102
www.aferro.org

Gallery Aferro proudly presents the third annual urbanism exhibition in a series titled after the Paul Auster novel In the Country of Last Things. Themes in exploration this year by 36 local, national and international artists are geography, communication and, explicitly for the first time, violence. A fully illustrated color catalog, with essay, will be available here and at the opening. Gallery Aferro is a participant in Newark Open Doors 2007.

The artists: Bami Adedoyin, Becca Albee, Scott Andresen, AWG, Ryan Barone, Michael Paul Britto, Lori Brown, Alexander Conner, Patricia Dahlman, Peter Feigenbaum, Asha Ganpat, Dana Hanmer, Travis Hanmer, Michael Itkoff, Katarina Jerinic, Maureen Kelleher, John Maters, Sarah McCann, Stephen McKenzie, Traci Molloy, Lucas Monaco, Owen Mundy + Joelle Dietrick, Leah Oates, Deborah Orloff, Joan Pamboukes, Mike Pare, Jean-Gabriel Periot, Elisa Pritzker, Sara Ross, Anne Schiffer, Calla Thompson, Joe Waks, Barbara Wallace, Michelle Wilson

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.

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