Noemia Marinho’s artwork presented in this show has its roots in the searching, collecting and repurposing of used plastic bags, much like the work of a gleaner - gathering in small portions, slowly and carefully. She constructs these pieces by thoroughly dissecting her material: “When I started to work with plastic bags, I was about to throw away the handles and edges, when I saw the possibility of creating another piece.
Sometimes the new piece is clear in my mind, and sometimes it is just a possibility. Then I have to save that part and store it until the new piece arrives." All the works in this exhibition are made of used plastic shopping bags, with the addition of gold strings made out of chocolate wrappers.
Marinho’s upbringing in Brazil, along with the particular circumstances of her life, led her to learn how to use any and all resources to their uttermost end. The idea of never throwing things away and creatively re-utilizing them became integral to her daily life. The economical use of resources is at the center of Marinho’s work, as well as the importance of responsibly caring for our planet.
Noemia Marinho, born and raised in Brazil, has been living in the NYC area for over ten years. As a self-taught artist, she discovered art later in her life. She has participated in group shows, and her first solo show was in Yonkers, NY, in 2010.
An expert in Brazilian business practices and culture, she has an M. A. in Cross Cultural Studies and a major in Education. While living in Brazil, she led the Sponsorship Department of a large non-profit organization, Compassion International. Marinho’s past professional experience mirrors the social and environmental concerns that have become the values reflected in her artwork.
Jan 5 - Feb 4, 2017
Opening reception - Jan 5th 7-9pm
Artist talk - Feb 4th 5 - 6pm
Gallery hours - Friday and Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment
All Things Project Gallery
269 Bleecker Street
NY NY 10014