2013: Homeward Found

Location: Maxon Mills

June 16 – September 2, 2013

Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm – 5pm

R Justin Stewart, Distorting

R Justin Stewart, Distorting

Homeward Found, the Wassaic Project’s sixth annual summer exhibition, refers to a passage, a personal quest, and a seeking of home.  The Wassaic Project invites viewers to climb the seven stories of the Maxon Mills grain elevator once again and explore the work of over eighty emerging artists, half of whom are Wassaic Artist Residency alumni.  Homeward Found speaks to the domestic themes present throughout the exhibition, as well as the scavenged materials found in many of the works.  Jonathan Schipper’s To Dust, brings domestic opulence into the gallery and accelerates the process of decay by mechanically eroding two figurative sculptures.  Louie Hinnen’s penthouse kitchen, Cornbread and Buttermilk, and Carmen Osterlye’s floral parlor, Den of Blossomy, bring rooms to life with their immersive installations of internal spaces, creating spaces that are familiar, beautiful yet deeply unsettling.  Kevin Cyr’s one person abode, Cabin Tent, deals with themes of shelter, mobility, self-reliance and the instinct to protect from nature, while Markel Uriu’s moss pelt confronts the mythical idea of a journey and shelter within nature.  Homeward Found creates a journey for the viewer to reflect on home.  The exhibition speaks to the larger sense of comfort and belonging that the Wassaic Project has found over the last six years in the hamlet of Wassaic.

Jenn Dierdorf, Untitled (corpsepaint)

Jenn Dierdorf, Untitled (corpsepaint)

Artists:

Vika Adutova, Raoul Anchondo and Henrik Malmqvist, Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Rachel Barrett, Jisun Beak, Liat Berdugo, Biddle / Frankel, Amelia Biewald, Maximilian Bode, Katrina Boemig, Aliya Bonar, BOWER (Emma Alpert, Shoham Arad, Matthew Cassity, Ivan Martinez, Jill Peterson, Sarah Sandman, Kelley Sullivan), Ela Boyd, Andrea Burgay, Karlos Carcamo, Norman Chernick-Zeitlin, Pamela Council, Giada Crispiels, Paloma Crousillat, Kevin Cyr, Alicia DeBrincat, Jenn Dierdorf, Lisa Fairstein, Shannon Finnegan, Zach Gabbard, Danny Ghitis, Ghost Of A Dream, John C. Gonzalez, Priti Gulati Cox, Ian Addison Hall, Bing Han, Gregory Hayes, Louie Hinnen, Jason Irla, Ayumi Ishii, Juleen Johnson, Josh Kesner, Kylin, Sarah Legow, David Lobser, Tora Lopez, Jon Lutz, Mary Kate Maher, Alex McKenzie, James Meyer, Masako Miki, Natalie Moore, Shane Morrissey, New Academy Press, Julia Norton, Carmen Osterlye, Lindsay Packer, Suzanne Peck, Corina Reynolds, Ben Ripley, Nora Rodriguez, Steve Rossi, Eduardo Santiere, Jonathan Schipper, Shira Schwarz, Shana Siegel, Elizabeth Sims, R Justin Stewart, Markel Uriu, Daniele Veronesi, Francesco Vizzini, Chloe Watson, Byron Westbrook, Nicole White, Erin Whitman

Curated by:

Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Eve Biddle, Bowie Zunino, Artists and Co-directors, The Wassaic Project

Guest Jury:

Kathleen Smith, Exhibitions Director, New Art Center, Newton, MA
Henry Klimowicz, Artist and Director, The Re Institute
Elizabeth McTernan, Artist
Andrew Haarsager, Founder, MinorAsset.com
Shannon Finnegan, Artist and Exhibition Director, The Wassaic Project

Zach Gabbard, Its Your Home

Zach Gabbard, Its Your Home

Danny Ghitis, Untitled (gary)

Danny Ghitis, Untitled (gary)

Nicole White, Bonfire

Nicole White, Bonfire

Gregory Hayes, 1st Circle

Gregory Hayes, 1st Circle

Alex McKenzie, 95.1 (Charlotte-Wassaic)

Alex McKenzie, 95.1 (Charlotte-Wassaic)

Vika Andutova, One note

Vika Andutova, One note

Sarah Sandman, Bower Logo

Sarah Sandman, Bower Logo

Rachel Barrett, At night

Rachel Barrett, At night

Rachel Barrett, At night

Nicole White, BonfireGregory Hayes, 1st CircleAlex McKenzie, 95.1 (Charlotte-Wassaic)Vika Andutova, One noteSarah Sandman, Bower LogoRachel Barrett, At night