Opening reception for No Reason To Be Careful: A Solo Exhibition by Marco DaSilva

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Opening reception for No Reason To Be Careful: A Solo Exhibition by Marco DaSilva
March 23, 2018 6:00 PM
March 23, 2018 9:00 PM
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
(646) 358-1730
February 21, 2018
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
(646) 358-1730
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States


Please join us for the opening reception of Marco DaSilva‘s solo exhibition No Reason To Be Careful on Friday, March 23, from 6 to 9 PM.

No Reason To Be Careful will remain on view at the Bureau through June 10.
Marco DaSilva has developed a meticulous process of painting that was born after his manic episode in 2013. Applying house paint, limited color and sharpie markers through a pop context to canvas and other surfaces, this culmination of work evokes the duality of heaven and hell, deconstructing his lived experience during this era of his life. He provides a richly saturated landscape of his own world to the viewer and creates his own mythology in the process. Marco will be displaying MY QUAINT STRUGGLE a book of manic poetry and photographs alongside his paintings as well as SELFIE TABLEAU a book of collages that explore the idea of the ‘selfie’ as a contemporary self portrait.
Marco DaSilva is an artist born and raised in New York City. He holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from SUNY New Paltz and currently maintains a studio practice in Bedford- Stuyvesant. He creates his own symbology through his paintings and drawings which explore the notions of duality through the intersections of his multi racial queer experience. He has exhibited his work at IMAGE Gallery, Heath Gallery and The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art among others. He was an NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Fellow and is currently a Visual Arts fellow for Queer Art Mentorship’s 2017-2018 cycle.