Monthly Archives: January 2018

Art in Ad Places Exhibition & Book Launch

This Friday January 26th, Art in Ad Places will be celebrating the launch of their book compilation of last year’s campaign

Please join us at the LUCAS LUCAS Gallery in Brooklyn starting at 7pm.
57 Conselyea Street, Brooklyn, New York 11211

More info at the facebook event page here.

 

Molly’s work will be featured in the book and copies will be available for purchase right in the gallery space.

Thunderstorm in Glasgow

Fireside Fiction presents, Thunderstorm in Glasgow. A Poem by Amal El-Mohtar with Illustrations by Molly

 
Rattle my heart, four-chambered sound
loosen my language from my teeth
tumble raaed out from a fallow throat
and a forgotten year
when hunched in barracks beneath the rain
that gushed from gutters, corrugated roofs
one sister clutched her mother’s hand
and one strained, strained against her grip
wanting the wet, the loud, the dark, the bright,
to shake hands with that searing flash
and make it her friend.

Full piece here: https://firesidefiction.com/thunderstorm-in-glasgow-july-25-2013

New Murals in Puerto Rico

During Molly’s most recent trip to Puerto Rico’s Mariana neighborhood to document the ongoing recovery process from Hurricane Maria, she installed three new wheatpaste murals.

Kevin and Louisa Capitilo

 

Three men from the neighborhood playing dominos.

These join her earlier mural portrait of  Julia de Burgos

Puerto Rico Sketchbook: Radical Arts Collective

The next entry in Molly’s Puerto Rico Sketchbook series with the Paris review is up.  This entry in the series focuses on the small artist collective AgitArt. 

Casa Taller was just the sort of iconic, authentic DIY arts space that gentrification had smothered in New York City. Like all of San Juan, its power was off, but it had a luxurious layout—a small garden, wide white rooms filled with papier-mâché masks, Punch-and-Judy-inspired prints on the walls, battered couches on which one could peruse its small collection of books, and teetering piles of manikin heads, arms, alligator maws. 

Full article here: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/01/10/puerto-rico-sketchbook/

Puerto Rico Sketchbook: The Elders of the Island

The next entry in Molly’s Puerto Rico Sketchbook series with the Paris review is up.  This entry in the series focuses on the large elderly population on the island: “The wrecked economy and closed schools have forced countless younger people to the mainland, but the older men and women stay.

In many cases, after Maria, it was the Puerto Rican elders who saved their neighbors and rebuilt their barrios. When the bridge collapsed at Utuado, it was men in their sixties who waded through the waters and strung a wire across the river. For over two months, a shopping cart slid back and forth along that wire to deliver food to the people still in the barrio. 

Full article here: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/01/03/puerto-rico-sketchbook-elders-island/