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Welcoming Marela Zacarías. And RAVA Films.

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Folks, a slightly belated announcement that the second of our debut films featuring the newest round of New York Close Up project artists (check our last blog post if that doesn’t quite make sense) is alive and kicking.  Check it here – Marela Zacarías’s Work Finds A Good Home.  Making this one really was as fun the above production still/party pic suggests.  Mainly because we got to hang out with the irrepressible Marela Zacarías in April & May as she de-installed her gorgeous show at the Brooklyn Museum; rented a U-haul and corralled a few friends to help her move the work to self storage and her friend Ben Pomeroy’s Williamsburg loft; and threw a the party at Ben’s to celebrate it all.

Equally important to announce is RAVA Films.  RAVA is Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland.  A very dynamic, multi-skilled production team who only the most ardent of New York Close Up fan boys will recognize as having shot for the project since its inception.  But now RAVA Films, working closely with project creators Wesley Miller and myself, is doing it all – producing, shooting, audio recording, and editing.  Marela’s film is the first of many RAVA-centric New York Close Up episodes to come.

CAPTION: Artist Marela Zacarías & friends in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (05.08.13.) Production still from the series “New York Close Up” © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Rafael Moreno Salazar.

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