Wednesday, April 2, 2014

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL, opens 4/12!


Hey y'all!

TONS of stuff going on currently and it's all about to culminate on April 12th at Booklyn, with the opening of my solo show, GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL. I've been working like a wild woman getting ready for this and I hope that folks are able to come by and check it out. It's up for two months, so no pressure if you can't make it to the opening.

A press release is included at the bottom of this post and here's a breakdown of events/dates regarding the show, as well as related Pegacorn Press endeavors...


4/12: Opening of the show!!! Woo-woo!!!! 7pm-10pm!

4/26: I'll be gallery sitting, if you want to stop by, 12-5pm
4/27: Pegacorn Press will be tabling the Brooklyn Zine Fest 


5/3: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm.

5/10: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm. 

5/17: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm.
 

5/25: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm.

5/31-6/1: Pegacorn Press will be in Chicago for CAKE!

6/7: Workshop at Booklyn during the day, box set release party in the evening. New Pegacorn Press releases by Aimee Lusty, Mike Taylor and myself! More details to be announced later...

6/8: Workshop at Booklyn and the last day of the show!!!!!



XOXO,
Caroline Paquita  


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The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL, an installation by Caroline Paquita and a small survey of thirteen years of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and zines.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL explores a recurring theme throughout the recent years of Caroline’s work, depicted in a wide variety of media, a cult of  “womanimals” half-women/half-wild animals are illustrated in landscapes of playful sexual scenarios, mystical adventures, and explorations of nature and the body. The womanimals’ corrupt playfulness and exuberance are contrasted by the meticulously clean line work of Paquita’s drawings and paintings. Newer works are surrounded by thirteen years of imagery demonstrating the evolution towards this theme and its stylized representation.

Culling works from her personal collection GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL creates an audacious yet welcoming environment of new and past works including drawings, paintings, screenprints, paper mache, sewn soft sculpture, wood sculpture, Risograph prints and zines. The installation is climaxed by Paquita’s  new artist book, published exclusively for the exhibition, compiling years of screenprints, publishing ephemera, hand-colored Risographs, and drawing reproductions into a beautifully hand-bound hardcover limited edition.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL is Caroline Paquita’s first solo exhibition in New York. Born in Miami in 1980, Caroline studied creative photography and art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to her personal art practice, Caroline is a musician and an independent publisher working under the guise Pegacorn Press. Printing exclusively with Risograph since 2009, she has collaborated with and published work by Al Burian, Anna Haifisch, Brontez Purnell, Mike Taylor, Sy Wagon, and Lale Westvind. Coinciding with the exhibition, Caroline and Booklyn are collaborating on compiling and archiving sixteen years of her self-published zines to be released as a limited edition box-set in May 2014.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and additionally in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

For more information please contact aimee@booklyn.org
Gallery hours Thursday through Tuesday, 12-5pm.