January 8th 2011
17 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY
New York native Jason Mamarella, best known for his disturbing yet lovable Dint Wooer Krsna character, has a long history of sacrificing for his art. Since he starting tagging in the late 1980s, his work has straddled the line between urban and fine art. His creations, well informed by the do-it-yourself punk ethos, are at once vibrant, ethereal, and quietly subversive. Mr. Mamarella’s current exhibition at 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts is comprised of intricate drawings, collage, shadowboxes, sticker art, paintings, and prints. Encompassing a variety of working styles and mediums, Mr. Mamarella’s art immediately engages the viewer, presenting an alternative perspective to the human experience. Accompanying his work are the photographs of Diana Vargas Trent. Taken from a variety of international settings, each is designed to include Mr. Mamarella’s Krsna, or Sapanur9 characters. See a sample of Ms. Trent’s work here:
Also performing: VJ Manuel de la Portilla and The Phonometricians.