Amy Pryor, Lavannes, WWI, [detail], product boxes on birch panel, 22″ x 18″, 2012
January 20 – March 23, 2016
Wed., January 20, 2016
6 – 8 PM
Leap Day Star Mobiles
Mon., February 29, 2016
3:30 – 5:30 PM
AMY PRYOR in Conversation with JUAN HINOJOSA
Wed., March 23, 2016
6 – 8 PM
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION | 928 SIMPSON ST. BRONX, NY 10459
6 train to Hunts Point Ave. or 2 / 5 train to Simpson St.
Throughout her practice, Pryor explores the intersections between marketing, commerce and the consumer along with the relationship of economics and capitalism to communities and culture.
A selection of Pryor’s recent mixed media collages on panel, canvas and paper as well as site-specific installations that incorporate painting, printmaking and sculpture are on view at Casita Maria Gallery.
“Amy Pryor’s work challenges our youth to consider the visual and verbal language of advertising and commerce allowing them to question the effects consumerism and capitalistic values have on the physical and psychological aspects of our society.”
– Christine Licata, Curator, Casita Maria Gallery
ABOUT THE ARTIST
AMY PRYOR is a Bronx interdisciplinary artist. Pryor holds a B.F.A. in Art History and Sculpture from Ohio University, and an M.F.A in Painting and Printmaking from Yale. Her work has exhibited at the New Haven Museum and throughout New York including:The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Islip Art Museum, The Bronx River Art Center, 92Y Tribeca and No Longer Empty. She is an alumna of The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ AIM program and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Pryor is also a 2013 and 2015 recipient of the Bronx Council of the Arts’ BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) grant.
ABOUT CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is an 80-year old South Bronx-based community arts and educational organization that presents diverse, contemporary visual and performing arts and education programming for all ages.
CASITA MARIA is supported by The Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.