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Vernita Nemec, “Endless Junkmail Scroll” segment

Doom and Bloom

Monday, January 6 – Friday, February 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 4pm to 6pm
 
The Doom and Bloom art show is a juried exhibition highlighting the crisis of trash on earth and how artists can have a positive impact on the environment through the partnership of art and recycling. Artists were challenged to create dynamic, inventive, and provocative work created from a multitude of materials that would have been otherwise discarded if not rescued for art-making. Requirements of the art included that at least 80% of the materials incorporated into the work would otherwise be trash, but are now saved from the landfill!
 
JUROR
Vernita Nemec (AKA Vernita N’Cognita) is a visual/performance artist/curator who has exhibited her art around the world, including curating and organizing exhibitions of art from recycled materials throughout the United States (“Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination”), for which she received a Kauffman Foundation Fellowship and a grant from the Puffin Foundation. Her artwork ranges across a variety of disciplines, including installations, collages, and tangible art objects, such as, the “Endless Junkmail Scroll”. In the 1990s, N’Cognita served as the director of Artists Talk on Art, interviewing luminaries in the art world. N’Cognita is currently the director of Viridian Artists art gallery in Chelsea, New York City.
 
 
 
ARTISTS
Joanne Amantea, Lisa Bagwell, J Bettina, Annaliese Bischoff, Ellen Burnett, Angelyn Chandler, Connie Cruser, Tara de la Garza, Joann Donatiello, Joanne Donnelly, Ilene Dube, Jean Foos, Henry Klimowicz, Joy Kreves, Eleni Z. Litt, Christy Elizabeth O’Connor, Helene Plank, Dolores Poacelli, Monique Sarfity, Jennifer Seastone, Kasia Skorynkiewicz, Katie Truk, Kelly Vetter, Larry Zdeb