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July 2021

21
Jul

MFTA Gallery – “The Path of Least Resistance” by Elisa Insua

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - October 14 @ 4:00 pm

Visit MFTA Gallery for artist Elisa Insua's solo exhibition, "The Path of Least Resistance." As MFTA's Spring 2020 Artist-in-Residence, Insua has transformed buttons, beads, jewelry, electronics, and toys into elaborate large-scale assemblage works that examine excess and consumption in our society. Born in Buenos Aires, Elisa Insua started her practice as a self-taught artist, creating assemblages and sculptures with discarded materials. In her work, Insua often explores concepts related to economics, overconsumption, and human insatiability. Her artwork has been shown…

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15
Jul

Gallery Exhibition Opening: “The Path of Least Resistance” by Elisa Insua

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - July 16 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in person at the MFTA Gallery for the exhibition opening of "The Path of Least Resistance" by Elisa Insua, MFTA Artist-in-Residence.

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January 2021

21
Jan

“Archetypes: A Visual Soundtrack” by Dario Mohr – MFTA Gallery Exhibition Opening

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the virtual opening of the solo exhibition by MFTA's Fall 2020 Artist-in-Residence, Dario Mohr. While working at MFTA, Mohr has transformed fabric, furniture, and found objects into twelve shrine-like assemblage works...

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April 2020

16
Apr

Virtual Gallery Exhibition Opening – “Contemporary Reuse 2020”

April 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MFTA invites you for a virtual guided tour of "Contemporary Reuse 2020" and an interactive online Q&A discussion with participating artists.

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December 2019

19
Dec

On View at the MFTA Gallery: Loose Ends by Whitney Oldenburg

December 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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September 2019

19
Sep

On View at the MFTA Gallery: Unknown Numbers

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Materials for the Arts is pleased to present Unknown Numbers by MFTA Artist-in-Residence, Roberto Visani.

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July 2019

18
Jul

On View at the MFTA Gallery: The Artists of Materials for the Arts

July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - September 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

The Artists of Materials for the Arts showcases the creations of teaching artists and staff of MFTA. It is a collection of works made by those who teach, support, and practice creative reuse every day. MFTA’s teaching artists educate students, teachers, and the public in various forms of sustainable artmaking through workshops, field trips, and residencies. Our staff works to ensure the thousands of recipient organizations of MFTA have access to free materials; a vital resource to NYC’s artistic and…

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April 2019

18
Apr

On View at the MFTA Gallery: Contemporary Reuse 2019

April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Contemporary Reuse is a yearly exhibit that brings together the work of current and impactful artists who celebrate reusable materials in their art practice. On display are a wide variety of explorations into reuse in art.

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December 2018

14
Dec

Gallery Opening Reception – Dionis Ortiz

December 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fall 2018 MFTA Artist-in-Residence Featuring musical performances by DJ Momar Clemons and the drummers of Miguel Pérez

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14
Dec

On View at the MFTA Gallery: Dionis Ortiz

December 14, 2018 @ 4:00 am - April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Dionis Ortiz is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and installation. He employs these mediums to create a coming of age story as a Dominican New Yorker exploring masculinity, vulnerability, the supernatural, family, and religion, as well as how culture plays a role in his community and in his life. As the fall 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Ortiz is able to immerse himself in an atmosphere filled with a variety of re-usable materials that contribute to his installations,…

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