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The Life Instinct

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The Life Instinct, 2012 Slide Show © Courtesy of the artist & Nurture Art
The Life Instinct

56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn , NY 11206
April 27th, 2012 - May 29th, 2012
Opening: April 27th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.nurtureart.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
gallery@nurtureart.org
PHONE:  
718-782-7755
OPEN HOURS:  
Thurs through Mon, 12-6pm

DESCRIPTION

NURTUREart is pleased to present The Life Instinct, a solo exhibition by Anne Percoco. Celebrating makeshift solutions, survival instincts, and the reuse of discarded material, Percoco’s work infuses practical works inspired by immediate necessity with playfulness and wit. Inspired equally by children’s couch forts and makeshift emergency shelters, the artist uses scavenged and natural materials to construct a small, inhabitable hut in the gallery space, presenting it together with a photographic slideshow documenting her initial experiments with similar miniature shelters.

As part of her solo exhibition at NURTUREart, Percoco presents a publication conceived as a catalog of repaired objects. The publication is part of an in-progress body of work that investigates how value is lost and reclaimed and how repurposed objects can shift, sometimes humorously, from one role to another.

Through the duration of the exhibition, guest artists (including Eric Clausen, Marek and Kristyna Milde, Sewing Rebellion NYC, and Fixers Collective) will lead a series of public, interactive skill-sharing workshops promoting resourcefulness and self-sufficiency.