Events

Transformation
Oct
11
to Oct 26

Transformation

This group exhibition features work centered around the idea of transformations that our culture is witnessing: from social, to personal and beauty transformations. I will be showing pieces from my new series of slip-casted porcelain sculptures that investigate feminine form found in beauty products.

Join me at the opening reception beginning at 6:30pm on Friday, October 13. The show runs through Thursday, October 26.

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Rising Start
Jun
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Rising Start

I am honored to have been selected as one of the artists contributing new work specifically for the Rising Start event in support of Change for Kids. A limited edition silkscreen inspired by a collage in my Product Placement series will be available for sale during the evening!

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Recycle At The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
May
13
to Jun 18

Recycle At The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

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Join me for the opening of this juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded and re-purposed materials. Twenty-five pieces from my Works on Paper series which highlights the beautiful and delicate patterns of of framed toilet paper squares was selected for the show by Harriet Taub from Materials for the Arts.

The show will be on view from May 13-June 18 at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) in Red Hook, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-6pm.

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Artworks: A Benefit For Arts Gowanus
May
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artworks: A Benefit For Arts Gowanus

Based on last year’s rousing success, ArtWorks is back in 2017 bigger and better! Join me to celebrate the arts and artists in the Gowanus neighborhood, AND TAKE HOME ONE PIECE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK from a Gowanus artist, possibly me! All while supporting the critical mission of Arts Gowanus to promote, support and advocate for local artists and a sustainable arts community in the Gowanus neighborhood.

A new sculpture from my new series Packaged Curves will be available. Stripped down to it's bare shape and devoid of color and marketing, this small slip-casted porcelain replica of a beauty product asks the viewer to consider what the shape alone conveys about femininity.

Purchase your ticket here.

 

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Gowanus Open Studios 2016
Oct
15
to Oct 16

Gowanus Open Studios 2016

I am happy to team up with fellow artists in our vibrant arts community of Gowanus, Brooklyn, by opening the doors of my studio to thousands of art appreciators who come to this event every year. Join in on the fun by dropping in from 12-6pm on Saturday or Sunday to see me in the special place where I create my work!

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Color
Jul
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Color

I'm excited that my painting "Revlon No. 450: Gentlemen Prefer Pink" was selected by curator Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator at MoMA for this juried exhibition at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Gallery. Please join me if you can on the Red Hook waterfront for the opening reception from 1-6 pm. 

The show will be on view from July 23-August 14, weekends from 1-6pm.

Directions by train: A or F train to Jay St and B61 bus to Van Brunt & Beard Sts
By ferry: Pier 11 free ferry to Red Hook/IKEA, down the block across from Fairway

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BAS Member Salon
Jun
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

BAS Member Salon

Please join me for the opening of this group show at Trestle Gallery, guest curated by the fabulous Krista Saunders Scenna of Ground Floor Gallery in Park Slope.

I am very excited to be showing my 25 piece work entitled "Works on Paper". Everyone knows what toilet paper is, but how many have examined the delicate and beautiful pattern that is printed on it? Moreover, is there something that this pattern reveals about the society we live in? Are there things in front of us that we scarcely notice and yet are essential to how we think and feel?

Show will be on view through June 24, 2016.

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Artworks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus
Jun
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artworks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus

Join me to celebrate arts and the artists in the Gowanus neighborhood, AND TAKE HOME ONE PIECE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK from a Gowanus artist, possibly me!  All while supporting the critical mission of Arts Gowanus to support, promote, and advocate for local artists and a sustainable arts community in the Gowanus neighborhood.

Bring your fellow art lovers. Appreciate the artwork made by Gowanus artists. Enjoy drinks, delicious appetizers, and desserts. Meet artists and art lovers. And support the work of Arts Gowanus. 

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Dirtier Words: Baltimore
Feb
20
to Mar 26

Dirtier Words: Baltimore

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I am so pleased to be a part of this group exhibition in company of the work of Robert Attanasio, Marta Buda, Joe Nanashe, Michael Scoggins, and Allison Wade.  Dirtier Words — Baltimore is a remix of VICTORI+MO and Catinca Tabacaru Gallery's exhibition, Dirty Words.

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Introductions 2016
Jan
15
to Feb 19

Introductions 2016

Curated by Jim Osman and Katerina Lanfranco, this group show includes artists who are new to Trestle Gallery. I will be showing some new collages created from magazines ads. Join me for the opening reception on January 15 from 6-9pm!

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Ground Floor Gallery's Holiday Art Sale
Nov
19
to Dec 20

Ground Floor Gallery's Holiday Art Sale

I'll have few original framed collages for sale at Ground Floor Gallery's Holiday Art Sale, celebrating their new blog #newcollectorbk. Shop local + support over 30 local artists making small, original works at gift-friendly prices under $100. A great way to kick off the holiday season!

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The Shit Show
Nov
19
to Nov 22

The Shit Show

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Please join me for the opening of The Shit Show presented by Water Aid. It's a group exhibition to celebrate World Toilet Day and raise awareness of global sanitation issues. The show will be on view from November 19-22, 2015. Four of my toilet paper pieces "Works on Paper" will be on view!

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Winter Art Sale Fundraiser at Trestle Gallery
Nov
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Winter Art Sale Fundraiser at Trestle Gallery

A collage from my Product Placement series will be included in Trestle Gallery's annual Winter Art Sale which is dedicated to raising $20,000 to fund one year of the Artist and Curator Residency programs. 

The Winter Art Sale is a classy night out featuring food and drink from local businesses, artworks by top artists, and silent auction prizes. To purchase tickets and for more information, click here

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eXXpectations at the Cornell Museum of Art
Oct
29
to Jan 3

eXXpectations at the Cornell Museum of Art

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I am excited to have work from my Color Me Beautiful series be included in this group show which features contemporary art created by women who defy expectations. My art will join other unique works with a female voice selected by professional artist, Brenda Zappitell and Cornell Museum curator, Melanie Johanson.

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Gowanus Open Studios 2015
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Gowanus Open Studios 2015

I am happy to team up with fellow artists in our vibrant arts community of Gowanus, Brooklyn, by opening the doors of my studio to thousands of art appreciators who come to this event every year. Join in on the fun by dropping in from 12-6pm on Saturday or Sunday to see me in the special place where I create my work!

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"You've Got Mail!" Summer Exhibition at Ground Floor Gallery
Jul
22
to Aug 16

"You've Got Mail!" Summer Exhibition at Ground Floor Gallery

I've been a lover of mail art since I worked at the MoMA library. There, I discovered many inventive pieces mailed to the museum over the years and preserved in their artist files to which I was lucky enough to have privileged access. I'm excited to have my work included in this group show at Ground Floor Gallery in Park Slope, which will be covering its walls with many 4 x 6 inch sized works, all priced at $50!

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Artworks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus
May
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artworks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus

Join me to celebrate arts and the artists in the Gowanus neighborhood, and take home one piece of original artwork from a Gowanus artist, possibly me!  All while supporting the critical mission of Arts Gowanus to support, promote, and advocate for local artists and a sustainable arts community in the Gowanus neighborhood.

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Brooklyn Art Space Winter Member Salon at Trestle Gallery
Feb
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Brooklyn Art Space Winter Member Salon at Trestle Gallery

Please join my new Brooklyn Art Space community for the year’s first Member Salon, hosted by Trestle Gallery. This seasonal pop-up exhibition features visual artists who are all working members at Brooklyn Art Space. Stop by to see art and chat with the artists!

Participating Artists:

Natale Adgnot, Ashley Alioto, John Azelvandre, Lauren Bierly, Molly Blann, Elisa Carreno, Dean Dalfonzo, Joan Dilieto, Sherry Field, Joshua Gabriel, Veronique Gambier, Emily Gillcrist, Edward Grander, Christina Kelly, Richard Kessler, Anna Kiljunen, Brian Levy, Jessica Lipsky, Pony Ma, Karen Mainenti, Mary Malcolm, Raymund Maravilla, Katie Marshall, Ayumi Matsuba, Peter McGill, Hermann Mejia, Crys Moore, Steve Nedboy, Jeffrey Novick, Midori Okuyama, Dara Oshin, Janet Pedersen, Dani Schuller, Kara Smith, Maya Strauss, Vaughn Jennings-White, Heidi Yockey and Natalia Zuckerman

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DUMBO Underfoot at the DUMBO Arts Festival 2014
Sep
27
to Sep 28

DUMBO Underfoot at the DUMBO Arts Festival 2014

I am honored to have my ambitious outdoor site-specific project entitled "DUMBO Underfoot" on view as part of the 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival. 

You can also get an inside peek at my art studio at Studio Milo, 20 Jay Street, 3rd Floor #309, Brooklyn, NY 11201. 

Project Description:

Curious about the remains of old railroad tracks outside of my DUMBO studio on Jay Street, I was fascinated to find a rich history of industry that was literally underfoot.

The Jay Street Connecting Railroad was built at the turn of the 20th century to transport cargo off the waterfront and directly into warehouses that still stand today.

"DUMBO Underfoot" highlights these obsolete tracks by decorating them with striking and colorful patterns inspired by the burgeoning industries that defined Brooklyn at this time: coffee, soap bubbles, sugar, shoes and Brillo steel wool pads.

For this one weekend in September, the tracks and their rich history will not be overlooked, and instead will be transformed in a new way, much like New York City itself.

 

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The ABCs of Plastic Surgery
Sep
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

The ABCs of Plastic Surgery

chashama invites you to celebrate the opening of Karen Mainenti's solo exhibition, The ABCs of Plastic Surgery, on view from September 5-21, 2014.

The ABCs of Plastic Surgery is a frolicking assortment of artwork inspired by plastic surgery images, Barbie dolls, lipstick colors and idiomatic phrases that come together to create a humorous, disturbing and incisive commentary on the modern American woman’s role as an object of desire in contemporary culture. 

Mainenti uses a range of mediums including traditional painting, women’s makeup, iron-on transfers and iconic toys. Much of the text and imagery are appropriated from advertising and media, which are reframed to show the absurdity, artifice and unnatural expectations of femininity that society has come to accept as ordinary and reasonable.

“Karen Mainenti’s humorous painting[s]… capture the conflict and dichotomy of color and the sexes.” —Patternpulp.com

Opening wine reception: Sept 5, 6-8pm
Gallery open hours: Sept 6-21, Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm and by appointment, kmainenti@gmail.com.

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BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition "Color" Exhibition
Jul
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition "Color" Exhibition

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One of my new paintings was selected by curator Lauren Hinkson of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for the juried show entitled "Color" at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Gallery. Please join me if you can on the Red Hook waterfront for the opening reception from 2-6 pm. 

The show will be on view from July 26-August 17, weekends from 2-6pm.

Directions by train: A or F train to Jay St and B61 bus to Van Brunt & Beard Sts
By ferry: Pier 11 free ferry to IKEA, down the block across from Fairway

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