On The Sea of Tranquility, a Group Show

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Morgan Lappin

On The Sea of Tranquility, a Group Show

featuring work by Morgan Jesse Lappin, Elaine Winter and Annie Shepard

in The Vital Joint Gallery at Silent Barn


Brooklyn, NY (September 29th, 2015)— Title:Point Productions are honored to release the third exhibition in their new venue and art gallery, Vital Joint, housed in The Silent Barn. On The Sea of Tranquility is a group exhibition by New York based artists, Morgan Jesse Lappin, Annie Shepard and Elaine Winter curated by Lauren Wolchik and Chrissy Reilly. All three artists use collage as a medium in order to create new sub-realities fostered in one’s own imagination.


The show was hung the day after the Silent Barn experienced a fire, and as co-curator Lauren Wolchik hung, A Small Step For Man a Giant Leap for Mankind, she expressed how the layering of collage is similar to the experience of tragedy and having the show in the space brings us back to the ideal that art can remain a “sea of tranquility”, especially in times of tragedy.


Show will be on view until the 28th of October, please contact the gallery for viewing times.


Please join us:

A soft opening during The Silent Barn’s Open House, “Silent OH!,” October 10th from 2-6 pm.




Morgan Jesse Lappin- Lappin attributes his collage work to an early encounter with a World Book Encyclopedia set his parents brought home from his Grandmothers’ house. In 2007, he started making collages to silkscreen on tee-shirts. Since then, the timely process of collecting, cutting, and cataloging images from vintage materials has become a meditative obsession in which he has a file system of over a hundred categories and thousands of precut images. Creating his own reality through these images is a thrill for him as well as the prospect of having someone else fall in love with something he created and take it home (aka buy it). Lappin is the founder of the Brooklyn Collage Collective and this year is branching internationally by helping start a Collage Collective in Australia. BCC curates local and international exhibitions and this year is working on putting together a Gallery Show in the UK and a launch a book. He also makes and records his own music. http://www.morganlappin.com/


Annie Shepard- a content strategist, photographer and artist living in New York City, which is both her inspiration and backdrop. After graduating from Wesleyan University, Shepard worked in the fashion industry at 52 Showroom and DKNY before moving into content strategy and branding with Alldayeveryday and Ideon Inc. Her photography often explores the intersection between art and fashion, with a focus on social issues. Her work explores the ideal and the real by juxtaposing images and text. www.annieshepard.com @neonmamacita


Elaine Winter– is a post-post digital artist, working in collage and retail. Working across various Kinko’s in Brooklyn, Winter gives new life to every cut piece of paper she utilizes in her practice. Scissors act as conduit, helping the Rochester native explore gender narratives and the fluidity of human sexuality. Her work has been exhibited on Instagram @autostylism.