In her solo exhibition, good morning moon, Maddie Vaccaro presents a multimedia installation that evokes the moon’s many faces, experiences, and cycles. Join us at Co-Prosperity for an opening reception for the window exhibition and Radical Joy ( No Joy I’ve Seen) on Friday, May 26th from 6-10pm!
On June 3rd, visit Co-Prosperity for a night of performances curated by the artist outside of Co-Prosperity in observation of the upcoming Full Moon!
“The moon doesn’t change, her light does.” – Demetra George, Mysteries of the Dark Moon
In her solo exhibition, good morning moon, Maddie Vaccaro presents a multimedia installation that evokes the moon’s many faces, experiences, and cycles. A fabric mural, text installation, and 28 wall-hanging ceramic works are the culmination of a ritual practice that became an anchor in a time when finding one was beyond difficult.
The fabric work spanning the Morgan Street window shows 360 images of the moon (only a fraction of images from the artists’ ongoing collection) that elicit the cycles of change. The images were taken as a daily practice over the span of three years and each photograph was shared with family and friends including a short text and time stamp. This individual practice swiftly became a thoughtful shared exchange when recipients, whose contact had waned with the onset of the pandemic, began reaching out with moon-spottings of their own.
This moon-gazing coincided with the artist’s own inward gazing; grappling with global and personal changes. The photographic routine became a method for inserting moments of pause– an act of grounding in a time of unknowing.
The text works document the majority of entries posted on social media from the last three years, while the ceramic works respond to the 28-day moon cycle and lend a grounding, physical representation of this time.
Full Moon Performances
Saturday, June 3rd, 6PM-11PM
An evening of sounds, sing-a-longs, and more welcoming the last full moon of the spring, the Strawberry Moon. The event will be from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m, ushering in the full moon at 10:45 p.m. The event will begin with Lunar Birth Chart readings, and meander through artists’ interpretations and responses to the full moon. (Bring your birth date, time, and location to participate in the Lunar readings!)
Performing Artists: Rebecca Beachy, sun Lynn Hunter, Chad Kouri, Breanne Trammel and Chris Reeves, and Veronica Anne Salinas.