Piece of the Story – Featuring the Work of Rosina Teri Memolo
Editor: Larry Janezich
“Hot Country Style”, which is part of the Mumbo Sauce show at Contemporary Wing at 906 H Street, NE. The show runs through April 21.
Rosina Teri Memolo: I came of age here in DC and have an intense love of the unique buildings that house corner stores, carryouts and other neighborhood staples. Along the way, I decided to never turn down another person who asked me to shoot them. Both loves combined with my need to explore the city makes for an interesting series of series that I hope to edit into a book. In this image, I see a sliver of life in DC. A woman has just thrown the dice in a street game of craps and men look on while milling about on Minnesota Avenue NE. Maybe they are waiting for their food, but maybe they aren’t.
Featured in Mumbo Sauce are selections from her two series, “Corner Stores and Carry Outs” and “Just Shoot Me,” which document the disappearing landmarks, and changing diaspora of the city. Her images are intuitive, sometimes even happy accidents. Her work is also being shown in the Pump Me Up exhibition on display at the museum.
More on the Contemporary Wing show can be found here: http://www.conoperative.com/2013/03/mumbo-sauce-new-datenew-space/
Rosina Teri Memolo is a fine artist and commercial photographer who lives and works in the SE quadrant of Washington, D.C. Known for her urban inspired images, Rosina serves as a visual archaeologist by digging into our human culture to document what she finds. Her images are intuitive, sometimes even happy accidents. Rosina invests her time outside of her personal work, art shows and clients, in the community teaching young people to make a difference by harnessing and training their creativity and critical thinking.
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