This digital exhibition will open at 6p.m. on June 5 during virtual First Friday.
The Banana Factory is closed to visitors at this time. Please enjoy the digital exhibition below!
Sweet, Colorful, and Chewy. Actually, I would not recommend chewing on the artwork!
Bubblegum. is a culmination of playful mixed-media works influenced by mid-century aesthetics, storytelling, and traveling. I achieve my whimsical compositions through experimentation with contemporary mediums such as glass-like resin, gestural spray paint, and flowing acrylic paints. Often embracing elements of chance, I transform photographs of my travels into silkscreens to create a fictional narrative that is woven throughout the body of work.
This is a culminating exhibition as part of the Emerging Artist Residency at the Banana Factory Arts Center. The Emerging Artist Residency was developed to provide promising young artists in their formative years and opportunity to advance their own work and professional careers through access to a vibrant, community-based art center, with generous workspace, modern facilities, and an atmosphere of ongoing critical feedback. During the 3-6 month Residency, artists benefit from opportunities for professional development and collaboration with peers. Residents actively contribute to the Banana Factory Arts Center’s artistic and educational programming by participating in First Friday, being available for studio visits and tours, and working in their studios during the Art Center’s business hours. Residents are also required to give a presentation, artist talk and/or demonstration to the public to coincide with their residency or exhibition. Residency periods may change slightly but typically run June-August; September-January; February-May.
Cody Abrachinsky lives and works in Bethlehem, PA. Throughout his career as an artist, Cody has been unpacking the underpinnings of modern art movements such as abstract-expressionism, minimalism and pop-art. His work is experimental, often embracing elements of chance and improvisation. Cody obtained his BFA from Moravian College in 2019, and graduated as president of Kappa Pi International Arts Fraternity. Post-graduation, he had his first major art exhibition at Bethlehem House Gallery. Since then, Cody has exhibited at Soft Machine Gallery, Allentown Art Museum and The Baum School of Art, where he received an award for the 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. Cody is a current artist in residence, long-time volunteer, and former SBFA Gallery assistant at the Banana Factory. Cody is currently pursuing his MA and K/12 certificate to become a full-time art teacher.