Artwork from CTA’s Talarico earns spot in NYC show

By: Travis Estvold
21 July 2017

Following a juried competition, the art of Jimmy Talarico has netted the architectural designer from CTA Bozeman another opportunity to display his work in the big city. In 2015, Talarico was selected for a show in Shanghai. Next week, it’s Brooklyn, New York. Out of 1163 submissions, 110 were selected by juror Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator for Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for inclusion in Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition‘s Black & White 2017. The show opens July 29, from 1-6 p.m. and runs through Aug. 20. Talarico and family will be in New York next weekend to attend the opening and explore the city.

The piece that got him in (shown at right) is called “I Don’t Know Why.” He describes it as “Thoughts on a struggle,” made by creating a wound in plaster: burning it, scraping it out, and setting it in time.

"I Don't Know Why," by Jimmy Talarico

View Jimmy’s artist site:

“It’s always an honor to be selected for a juried show. To know that it was one out of over 1100 submissions in one of the most influential cities for art in the world is incredibly humbling.  But the greatest pleasure is being able to share this with my wife (Melinda) and our kids. I was told by a mentor to only submit for shows where you are willing to attend the openings, that the next opportunity usually happens there. Well, Melinda and the kids got behind that 100%. These creations tend to be family creations, be it through helpful critiques from Melinda or my son and daughter working alongside me on their own pieces. So it should be celebrated as a family event. All around, we are fortunate and do not take our blessings for granted.”

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