About this project
Attitude is everything, they say.
We think it is more important than that. Join acclaimed artist Barb Choit and Dumbo Arts Center in cultivating the ideal collection of in-your-face, personality-enhancing, attitude-defining products for a once in a lifetime event at the NADA Miami Art Fair.
DAC will be presenting Choit's superlative new project I Heart My Attitude Collection: The Store at the New Art Dealer's Alliance art fair in Miami Beach from December 1 - December 4, 2011. We were given this amazing opportunity to present at this year's fair. However, it happened outside of our planned budgeting, so we are turning to you, our fans, friends and well-wishers to make this project a reality. Please help us do it!
I Heart My Attitude Collection: The Store deals with mass-produced objects that have been specifically merchandised to reflect the “attitude” of their owners. We will be converting a standard art fair display booth into a boutique-like store in which we sell objects such as t-shirts, tote bags, mugs and key chains that are printed with such classic phrases as:
- “Lithuanian with an Attitude"
- “If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude, quit talking to me,"
- and "I don't have an attitude problem, you have a being an asshole problem."
Plus, there's more! Choit will produce a limited edition of "I Heart My Attitude Problem" artworks to be available only at the fair. These items include a fill-in-the-blank occupation "_____ with an attitude " tote bag and an artist-personalized "I Don't Have an Attitude Problem, You Have a Perception Problem" print. These works position the artist, the venue and the audience squarely in the midst of the struggle to maintain authenticity and individuality in the ever-increasingly homogenized mass-culture marketplace.
By supporting our Kickstarter campaign, you will help us to realize this brash, dashing new work. Your contribution will enable us to continue to expand The Collection of attitude-defining goods, produce the very limited edition artworks, and realize our booth at NADA Miami in high style. Your support will also enable us to get to Miami and procure lodging. We simply can't do it without you. In return, you will be entitled to works only available to our Kickstarter supportors, incredibly great deals on the artworks being produced for the fair, and an indelible aura of the artist's attitude problem.
Since Dumbo Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization, your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extant allowable by tax laws. After we subtract the value of the goodies you choose to receive, of course.
Be part of it today. Exact change, please.
About Barb Choit
Barb Choit received a Master of Fine Arts in photography from The California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, and a Master of Arts in Modern Art and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, New York, NY. Collecting and archiving, and the relationship of these acts to photography, informs her current work. In addition to making art works to be shown in museums and galleries she has been running a, sometimes physical, sometimes theoretical, institution, the Division Museum of Ceramics and Glassware, since 2007. Choit’s work has been exhibited internationally in such venues as Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; The Swiss Institute New York, NY and Kunstraum München, Munich, Germany. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, and www.artforum.com. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include such venues as Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY; Blanket Contemporary Art Inc., Vancouver, Canada; and Forever & Today, New York, NY. She hearts her cattitude.
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