February 9 Gallery Talk: Recent Thoughts and Relics

February 9 Gallery Talk: Recent Thoughts and Relics

February 9, 2022
12:40pm
Alumni Room Gallery, Tuohy Hall

St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts Brooklyn presents:

Recent Thoughts and Relics 

A solo exhibition of works by Musa Hixson

Sculptor, Musa Hixson has always experimented with the synergy between ancient and futuristic imagery.  In this exhibition, “Recent Thoughts and Relics” Musa shows his appreciation of the opportunity to share ideas he has accumulated during these mutually challenging times.

Musa Hixson was born in Cleveland, Ohio but has lived in Brooklyn, New York most of his life. He earned an MFA in Sculpture at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 1998 and a BA in Comprehensive Art from Hampton University, Hampton VA, in 1995.

In 2021 Musa installed the Healing Arch sculpture at Tompkinsville Park, in Staten Island, NY in the memory of Eric Garner. In 2018 his public sculpture (Fairmount Nebula) was included in Newark’s Fairmount Art Wall project.  Hixson is a recipient of the 2017 UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant to produce the “Conversation Sculpture” for Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn, NY.  He was selected as artist-in-residence at Wave Hill, Winter Workspace, Bronx, NY in 2015, at The 3-D foundation, Verbier Switzerland in 2011, Obama City Art Residency, Obama Japan in 2010, and the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont in 2006.  In 2010 he was selected for the Aichi Triennale in Achi, Japan. Musa is also the founder of the Not for Profit Brooklyn Art Incubator.

Musa has been a member of the Clinton Hill, Brooklyn community since childhood.

Art show run:
January 19 to March 2

Opening reception:
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Talks:
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 12:40 – 1:40 p.m. and
Saturday, Feb. 19, 1 – 3 p.m.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays, 4 – 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Directions:
Alumni Room Gallery
Tuohy Hall
245 Clinton Ave.
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Take the G train to Clinton/Washington Avenues.

Image: Musa Hixson
ngc 6946, 2021, Stainless Steel, Fabric, Shells, Wood, Beads, 7ft x 4ft x 1ft

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