I’ve walked down many roads, perhaps if I could count beyond the scope of fingers and toes the tally of my journeys would top the peaks of any imagination.
Many of these roads were lonely and others were full of the vices of a society walking aimlessly through the masses of those we will never meet.
It is quite haunting when you look up from the confines of your directional path, open your eyes and realize that you are frozen with the realization that this world, the one you are traveling upon is quite queer in its demeanor. Not everything compiles into rational thought when your eyes scan your surroundings.
This is how I first absorbed the possibility that we are all jumbled into the shaker we call life. I was walking down 14th street in NYC and started to feel disoriented, and shaky in the legs if I was, to be honest.
This is strange I thought to myself as I peered at street performers, violins, and flowers upon the sidewalk. in fact, there was Art in Odd places. How could it be that my usual conveyor belt from west to east, so perfect in its anonymity now be shared with art of all ages? For it will take ages for me to comprehend the spectacles around me.
Camera in hand, laughter upon lips and awe stuffed neatly within the soles of my feet, I walked cautiously down 14th, muttering the words “trials, liars and those who care, oh my.” And with a great roar, standing upon me were those who would dare perform, and courage was the name that now defined this street, for I was no longer a stranger tripping upon gold-infused sidewalks stained with the remnants of too much soda and beer, but before I was Art so real, so imaginative that the confines of reality and Love blended so effortlessly within themselves that I was compelled to open my eyes and see more.
From giant rats to tents hiding behind flashlights, I knew then that Art was indeed meant for Odd Places. You are invited to join me this upcoming September 23-25, 2022, on 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River. curated by Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn. Featuring all kinds of Visual and Performance Artists.
Regards, Erik LaMarca
Art in Odd Places, 2022
Yasmeen Abdallah | AnimaeNoctis | Clover Archer | Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Balitrónica, & La Pocha Nostra | Haifa Bint-Kadi | Leopoldo Bloom | Suzanne Joy Clark | Nick Daniels | Dr. Evilletown | Jana Greiner | Juan Hernandez & Mai Tran | Wes Holloway | Natalie Jauregui-Ortiz | Julia Justo | Christopher Kaczmarek | Niki Lederer | LuLu LoLo | Feixue Mei | MiSWiP & Kiki | Traci Molloy, Karen Oh & Tina Lee Hadari | Ana De Orbegoso | Noah Ortega | Ellice Patterson | Lone aka Bryan Pettigrew | Gina Peyran Tan | Poets, Of Course | Shana Robbins | Vivek Sebastian | Heather Sincavage | Yeseul Song & Jesse Simpson | Tilted Axes | Emily Tironi | Theo Trotter | Ramona Jingru Wang | Yu-Ching Wang | Chen-Yi Wu, Shou-An Chiang & Hsiao-Chu (Julia) Hsia | Tamara Wyndham | Iren Yu | Geraldo Zamproni | 3rdHouse: Oh-Kyung & Deena