PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL • MOCA L.I.
Toby Buonagurio • Michael Mastermaker • Filiberto Perez
Curated by John Cino September 10 – November 6, 2022
Reception: September 17, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00PM Coffee with a Curator: October 1 from 11:00 – 12:00PM
Resonance on view at MoCA LI from September 10 – November 6 taps into what Joseph Campbell calls the mythic imagination. As early as the Paleolithic era, artists have created images of an alternate reality, drawings of birdmen and sculptures of lion-men come to mind. From these roots sprang the ancient gods, creatures of fantasy and later surrealism and science fiction. The artists of Resonance each tap into the mythic imagination in their own way.
Toby Buonagurio is a ceramics sculptor whose work takes inspiration from contemporary culture’s interest in robots, superheroes and shape shifters often casting an ironic glance to Pop Culture. Her pieces are finished with bedazzling surfaces created through multiple firings and applications. Her work has been exhibited in over two dozen solo shows in the US and internationally and has been included in nearly 300 exhibitions. Public commissions include a permanent installation of 35 unique glazed wall reliefs for the MTA in Times Square – 42 Street Subway Station (2005 ), and “Earth, Air, Fire, Water” (2010) at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University.
Michael Mastermaker draws inspiration from the world of comic books, monster movies, and adventure films, and has worked in comic book illustration and storyboarding. His illustrations have become parts of card sets for Star Wars, Marvel, X-Men, Walking Dead and most recently, Stranger Things.
Filiberto Perez recalls his Mexican heritage in works that bring Aztec culture to contemporary life. Since coming to the US his works have been exhibited throughout Long Island.
Coffee with a Curator | Resonance (Hybrid)
October 1 from 11:00 PM – 12:00 NOON Join us for a special lecture with curator John Cino and artists from the MoCA L.I. exhibition Resonance.
This lecture is offered in hybrid. In person: MoCA L.I. @ 20 Terry Street, Patchogue
On Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88149136442?pwd=dlJCNk1UTjgrVnZxbU1SSURXa1Zkdz09
Meeting ID: 881 4913 6442 | Passcode: 406822