The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPa) will present an artwalk exhibition during Second Saturday, March 10, 2018 that will start at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. at 7:00 pm and end at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. at 10:00 pm.
About the Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA)
The Museum of Pocket Art began fourteen years ago with an idea that everyone should carry with them a small artwork in a pocket to enrich their day and share with others. MoPA developed this idea and organized it into a formal venue for contemporary artists and patrons.
MoPA introduces artwork from contemporary artists in an intimate and personal way. The Museum displays works of art created to fit in the pocket, usually around the size of a business card, in galleries selected to best frame the work, which range from wallets to mobile devices. MoPA shows at the opening of other art exhibits, or “leaches” the reception. At the reception, a MoPA representative approaches people individually and asks if he or she would like to visit the museum, and then shares the works on display. Currently MoPA hosts two shows a year.
Balancing fact and fiction, Marino’s work carefully constructs light-hearted attempts to objectify a personal interest in certain places and objects. This interest often stems from an ongoing fascination with cosmic perspective and the astronomical or scientific qualities of everyday life. By acknowledging and investing in what is often overlooked or disregarded, there is a hope to reassign value. By manipulating context, new implications arise and connections are made between the mundane and the remarkable. A Testament to Their Fortitude is a playful nod to the Food Systems Engineering Facility at the NASA Johnson Space Center and their history of testing, analyzing, and packaging food mobile and compact enough for space travel.
Rebecca Marino is an Austin-based visual artist whose work focuses on cosmic perspective. She has been featured in TX National, grayDUCK Gallery, Art Palace and by the Humble Arts Foundation. For the past four years she has acted as co-director and curator for pump project, but recently took on the role of associate director for Texas State University galleries in San Marcos, Texas. Marino is also co-editor and co-founder of Conflict of Interest, an online publication highlighting literature and visual art in Texas.
Rebecca L. Marino