On Sunday, January 26th from 5:30-6:30pm, past SAW artist Don Porcella will give an artist talk at The Owl’s Head, 479 74th Street, Brooklyn, NY. Porcella will discuss the mural he recently created for The Owl’s Head as part of their new mural series, as well as his artistic process in general and creating public art. The talk will begin with a brief introduction to SAW and how artists can apply for the upcoming 2014 program.
About Don Porcella
Born and raised in Modesto, California, Don Porcella has exhibited his artwork at galleries and museums across the U.S. and in Berlin, Paris, and Copenhagen. Porcella’s art has been reviewed in the New York Times, NY ARTS, Fiber Arts Magazine, Chelsea Now, San Francisco Magazine and the Village Voice to name a few. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego, a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. Porcella’s work is included in public and private collections across the United States and Europe. Porcella has received grants from the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and an Emerging Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park. Porcella is a 2012 recipient of the competitive West Collects Prize and a 2014 recipient of the SWATCH Art Residency in Shanghai.
About the Mural
Don Porcella is interested in the intersection between visual and written language and what defines objects in our physical realm. Some have stated that art is defined purely by the image, and therefore words have no place in visual art. Porcella disrupts this preconception by creating a mural entitled “Wordscape”, utilizing only words to create the visual image.