Exhibition - Ally Brody: Public Domain

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 at 11:00am

Museum Of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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In her work, Ally Brody, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA) 2020 University of North Florida Artist-in-Residence, uses personal accounts to explain societal changes, environmental issues, and human experiences. Mixing analog and digital processes, she incorporates collage and other media to communicate her ideas.

In her series Public Domain, developed during her residency at MOCA, Brody explores the inclusivity of street art and how it changes over time. Brody creates photographic compositions that feature both commissioned and independent street art works found throughout Northeast and Central Florida (Jacksonville and surrounding areas, St. Augustine, Gainesville, Sanford, Orlando, DeLand, and Daytona). 

Once thought of only as vandalism, street art has developed into its own art form, attracting private companies and city officials to commission “Public Art” works by street artists as a tool to promote tourism and rebirth of neighborhoods. The media utilized by these artists includes murals, wheat-pastes, sticker art, and graffiti tags. Street art often reflects the community's local culture; religious beliefs; traditions, social standards and aspirations; and architectural styles, making each work unique to that certain location. Brody's project highlights this specificity. 

Exhibition Date: January 16, 2021 - April 18, 2021

Admission:

Adults: $8

Seniors, Military, Students*: $5

Children (2-12): $5

Children younger than 2: Free

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