For her latest solo project with La Mama, Adriana Farmiga presents HA HA FRESH– a body of work including drawings and sculptures. The exhibition, centered around the theme of “the bodega”, considers this ubiquitous urban corner shop as a site located between archive and social space. In the same way a bodega can centralize and serve a community, while simultaneously revealing its relationship with immigration and urban transitions, Farmiga’s site-specific installation speaks to her own personal inventory of identity and (auto)biography.
La MaMa Galleria
Founded in 1984, La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing experimentation in the visual arts. La Galleria encourages an active dialogue between new media, performance, the plastic and visual arts, curatorial projects, and educational initiatives. It serves the East Village community by offering diverse programming to an inter-generational audience, and expanding the parameters of a traditional gallery space. As a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.