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Happy New Year!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! I'm starting off the new year with a bang with two openings. Please join me for:

////     New Work City: A Happy New Year Small Work Sale 

An exhibition of affordable, small work from 80+ wonderful artists, curated by the fabulous Julie Torres.

OPENING TONIGHT! Monday January 5th, 7-9pm
HOURS: Tues Jan 6th - Sun Jan 11th, 12-6pm. and Sat 6-9 pm
ONE WEEK ONLY!


Momenta Art
56 Bogart St
Brooklyn, NY 11206


Late hours and additional events to be announced soon....

Here is the Facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/887678974597583/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

P.S. I will be gallery sitting on Saturday evening so stop by then if you can't make the opening.

I will also be taking over the project space at Brooklyn Wayfarer's for a small solo exhibition on Friday, January 9th. Please join me for:


////   Goodbye Times Bitch: New Work by Jen Shepard


New works on paper by myself, curated by the wonderful Candace Moeller

Statement from Candace:

"Inspired by both the graffiti and natural scarification of the urban environment, Shepard's work boasts an expressive calligraphic quality and bright palette that evokes emotionally loaded, psychic landscapes."

Artist statement:
"Goodbye Times Bitch" is the phrase that was scrawled on the concrete in spray paint as the protagonists of Made in the USA–a horribly wonderful B-movie from the '80s bearing a score by Sonic Youth–staged their getaway from the post-industrial, diazinon-polluted ghost town of Times Beach. Sometimes that’s how I feel when I’m toiling away on my crudely fashioned sculptures and drawings among the detritus and filth of the post-industrial wasteland that we like to call Brooklyn: like I am departing on some psychotic roadtrip and kissing the urban decay goodbye. I want to jump in the car and take off, shouting, 'Goodbye Times Bitch!'

*PS if you would like to watch Made in the USA I probably have a shitty copy of it on VHS in storage.*


OPENING: January 9, 7-11 PM
On view through February 9th.
HOURS: Sundays 1-5 or by appointment


Brooklyn Wayfarers
1109 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn NY 11221

Here is the Facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/763562387054500/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming


Also, be sure not to miss The Body in Eden, a group exhibition with the collective Art Shape Mammoth, which is the brain child of one of my favorite Brooklen ex-pats– Margaret Coleman.The show will open the same evening and will be on display in the front gallery at Wayfarer's.
https://www.facebook.com/events/682450198519495/?sid_create=1623116675


Hope to see you there!

Best,
Jen

 
Image info:
Left: "New Moon" acrylic, graphite, spray paint on wood, 20" x 12" x 10," 2014 *on view at Momenta Art
Right: "Tweed Couch" acrylic, caulk, ball point pen, spray paint, graphite on paper, 9" x 11," on view at Wayfarer's
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