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Brick Aux presents Market of Dreams – February 5, 2023
Brick Aux is proud to present
MARKET OF DREAMS
BOURBON AND FRIENDS
-An excellent array of vendors, serving you tarot, fashion, fake green cards and gems.
-Bourbon and Conversation.
When and How?
3pm-6pm – Incredible vendors will be on hand, ready to send you walking with unexpected treats.
Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Avenue
MARKET OF DREAMS
-Shawna Tang’s 混沌: Chaos and Delight (gallery show)
-@cookiesmut store (jewelry and more)
-Tessa Creates (stones, note pads and jewelry)
–Fake Green Cards Project with Xuan Liu & Youkun Zhou (handmade fake green cards)
-Louise Mittelman (tarot)
-Inna Katz (bead art)
-Rebel Orisha (knits)
“混沌: Chaos and Delight” explores, in candy colored and fuzzy tufted works, the joy in relinquishing boundaries and re-mixing opposing forces: heaven and earth, ancient and modern, American and Chinese, craft and fine art.
In Chinese mythology, at the beginning of time there was only 混沌 (hùn dùn), a roiling primordial chaos encapsulated in an egg. When the egg was split, great pains were taken to keep light and heavy, sky and earth separated. As a mixed race Taiwanese/Chinese and white American, my two halves are often likewise separated; sometimes by external forces and sometimes by my own anxieties from living in a deeply racialized country. This show marks my readiness to shed racial anxieties and freely participate in my culture through pieces that celebrate Chinese art and mythology. “混沌: Chaos and Delight” explores, in candy colored and fuzzy tufted works, the joy in relinquishing boundaries and re-mixing opposing forces: heaven and earth, ancient and modern, American and Chinese, craft and fine art.
Cookie Smut offers accessories and decor that are colorful, kitschy and yes, sometimes smutty. Find earrings, wall hangings, stickers, pins, and bags as fun as you are.
Tessa Creates explores intimacy, ritual and care through beadwork. I use vintage beads, charms, semi-precious stones and other natural materials to make dynamic, playful and elegant jewelry. Almost everything is one of a kind!
FAKE GREEN CARDS PROJECT
Artists: Xuan Liu & Youkun Zhou
Fake Green Cards Project is a social engagement art project where you could apply for a green card from us and we will issue a green card by hand-drawing it for you. We invite you to reconsider what an ID card means or does to your identity, who decides what’s fake and what’s valid, and linguistically why humans are defined by their sex, nationality, the color of their eyes or skin, and how they are being put in certain categories. It is a project not only offering to share (im)migration stories but also questioning terminologies and languages being used in everyday social structure.
IG – @f_greencards
Louise Mittelman will be offering Tarot Readings, so come with questions. Her readings help bring subconscious themes up to the surface for constructive integration and into creative action.
DM @louise_mittleman on IG to set up a specific time!
1. For $15 suggested: 1x card from the Major Arcana, as a 2023 card-of-the-year. 5min reading
2. For $30 suggested: 3x card spread for past-present-future. 15min reading.
3. For $50 suggested: 5x card spread, mini Celtic Cross for a detailed bird’s eye view of your current moment. 30min reading.
Inna Katz is the 85 year old mother of Paul, who runs the liquor store across the street from Brick Aux. She makes these wonderful pieces of art with beads! Theresa is helping Paul sell these so that Inna can bring in some income with her art!
Herbalist Bruja: I am a Healer a revolutionist and a mother. I create accessories, jewelry, garments crochet/knit.