May 30th, Upper Eastside Garden, 7pm-midnight
I am submitting a video art installation, When I Was Little I wanted to Live in a Tree, It is Fun Watching You Paint, and The Love Capitalist. I propose to play three videos on a loop, with a painted television and dvd player. All three will be for sale and one art piece. These three videos are all performance pieces shot in New York City. They are explorations on color, the art making process, and the art of getting very dirty. This work, like all my art, investigates interpersonal connections to our surroundings and why we, both collectively and individually, have become so separated from nature.
Antonia Wright is a Miami born, Cuban-America artist, whose work employs photography, poetry, performance, installation, video art and the interaction between these forms. Her pieces are â€˜social experimentsâ€™, highlighting the bizarre within the everyday faÃ§ade of the â€˜normalâ€™. Much of her work investigates interpersonal connections to our surroundings and why we, both collectively and individually, do the things we do.
She received an M.F.A. in poetry from the New School University and is a graduate from the International Center of Photographyâ€™s General Studies Program. Antoniaâ€™s work has been featured in numerous group shows including Amnesty Internationalâ€™s exposÃ© on Cuban-American artists in Los Angeles. She is also the curator of the The Keys Project, an ongoing multi-city venture whose aim is to document and collect keys and portraits of their possessors.