FYI, RePop has a new website design!! FIRST FRIDAY art reception JUNE 6: Photography by Matias Aguilar
You are cordially invited to view the raw and heartthrobbing photography of Matias Aguilar on June 6 from 7:30 - 11pm.
Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments as you view his work as well as a 10% discount on all RePOP goods.
SECOND FRIDAY IN JULY
. As America celebrates Independence Day on July 4, RePOP's usual First Friday event has been moved up a week to accomodate the BBQ parties we all would rather be at! So remember to join us all on July 11th for our next Art Party featuring the collective work of Taibi and Katalan Foisey
Taibi creates mixed media works comprised of a variety of materials, most of which she has rescued from garbage piles and collected over time. Some of the things she collects include plastic "sell by" tags from bread bags and labels from food packaging. in short, the excess of daily consumer life. She is drawn to intense pattern and color and especially enjoys day of the dead shrines and psychedelic poster art of the late 60's/early 70's.
As a teenager Katelan and her cousin took road trips with no destinations. They wound up at truck stops, coffee shops, graveyards and the occasional prison. Through these trips she learned the art of collage. picking up whatever scraps she could find and pasting them into journals. Her first job was an in-house project for Hallmark Inc.
Now, Katelan makes a living pasting and painting for clients such as The Grammy Awards, Out magazine, The Progressive and many others. Her collaged portraits and ruminative mixed-media paintings have graced the pages of Scholastic Books and the walls of Young & Rubicam. Ensemble Studio Theater even had her work grace their stage. Katelan's art can currently be seen at The Ohio History Museum. During the Summer and Fall of 2008 she will be showing in both Harlem and Europe. She also designs and illustrates for Constellation Magazine.
Katelan still takes trips with no destinations and throws the fragments in her journals. In her spare time she reads tarot, practices reiki and poses for pictures.