Work by Angelica Bergamini, Marie Christine Katz and Laura Mega
Opening Reception Tuesday, February 7th, 6pm-8pm                                                                            

Open to the public with workshops on                                                                                                                                                     Saturday February 11th & Sunday 12th 2pm-5pm                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, February 15th 6pm-8pm                                                                                                                                                       Saturday February 18th & Sunday 19th 2pm-5pm                                                                                                                                   Tuesday February 21st 6pm to 8pm Performance by Marie Christine Katz @7pm


 Please note that we encourage you to bring to the gallery Items to be repaired (for my project) and photos (for Angelica’s project). 

Ivy Brown Gallery · 675 Hudson Street 4th floor · New York, NY 

Meatpacking District NYC- Three Artists, Angelica Bergamini, Marie Christine Katz and Laura Mega will take up residence in the Ivy Brown Gallery from February 7th-21st and create unique one of a kind works from your stories, memories and events in your life. The artist’s will create personalized works using your photographs, items and thoughts. In these uncertain times we need to support each other and express our needs and concerns. These three artists will build the bridge with art as we all venture into this unknown, irksome, and wearisome period.

Angelica Bergamini’s ‘The Universe is made of stories’, Marie Christine Kate’, ‘Work in Progress’ & ‘Moments’ and Laura Mega’s  ‘Say Something’ will combine into one cohesive exhibition.

Angelica Bergamini’s ‘The Universe is made of Stories’ Asks you to share any memories you want about yourself, your children, grandparents, ancestors, siblings, animals or events in your life. She will need 1 to 5 (300 DPI) photos that can be emailed, or you can bring the actual picture(s) to the gallery for her to scan and work from (if you bring your pictures to the gallery, Angelica will need a few days to work with the images.). “Relating to the current time we are living in the project will show and talk about diversity, community, sharing, communication and I would say trust ( to share your memories with a stranger requires trust).  I am not just an observer, I am part of the community, which is why my pictures will be in it too.” Additionally, Angelica would like to record your memories linked to the images, even just few words. It could be just the name of the person or people in the photograph, and where it comes from.

Marie Christine Katz ‘Works in Progress & ‘Moments’. For ‘Work in Progress’ Marie Christine asks you to bring a piece of clothing which is torn or unused, used or broken jewelry, or a decorative item which has fallen into disrepair or is no longer serving a purpose and it will be transformed and have a new life. “Moments” will come from conversations about events in your life, it consists of an installation featuring wire or thread encircling a room in your home or workplace, creating layers symbolizing a year, a season, or an event marked by a bead or small object. These items will create a timeline of meaningful moments in your life. “Moments” can also be staged on an object, a bag, a shirt or installed on a wall or corner. Her focus for this exhibition will be conversations with visitors about what we are experiencing at this point of time personally in our lives and collectively in terms of what is happening around us and in the world, sharing memories of trauma, memories of healing. In those combined projects Marie Christine will address a direct action to preserve resources and the effect our actions have on the environment. Her aim is to bring people together, to foster a shared moment,a conversation, togetherness, understanding and compassion, stepping toward peace. 
On closing night, Marie Christine will perform a new work directly informed by her interactions with the visitors of the exhibition. 

Laura Mega ‘Say Something’ Will create works with words (stamps), sentences, messages or phrases that have meaning to you with her drawings on paper, your clothing (seen and unseen), canvas bags and in capsules (Pills). She will create a conversation/communication with people through her artworks. Her obsession with words will give an opportunity to say something.