Barabbas’s Garden: The Art of Jenn Cacciola

A Presentation and Guided Exhibition

with Jenn CACCIOLA, Sculptor, Painter and Tapestry Maker

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center and the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

The Gumbo Limbo tree sheds its flaky bark in order to prevent colonization by parasitic insects. The Cecropia tree is the “pioneer species,” venturing into eroded or burned lands to provide shade, restore the soil and initiate regrowth. Orangutan families rarely sleep in the same nest twice, and adult males lead solitary lives once leaving their mothers as adolescents. Similarly, humans take up certain roles dependent on social and environmental movements in each generation. Barabbas’ Garden examines how growth occurs while a person is affected by environments, decisions, circumstances, and the intersection between self and others. The obsessive medium of free-stitch embroidery/tapestry here merges with the unstable and ambiguous quality of wood lithography and the intimate sound of the human voice in an interactive exhibition. This combination of mediums allows viewers to enter into the confusion, polarity, and intensity of desire present in the act of repeatedly “being” the identity that we have of ourselves, and of experiencing others’ identities.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

About this Event

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 7pm
Location: The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
(Gallery entrance on Elizabeth Street)

About the Speaker

Jenn Cacciola
Sculptor, Painter and Tapestry Maker


Download the invitation here.


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