2015: Deep End

LOCATION: The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic NY, 12592
June 14 – September 20
Hours: Friday 5 – 7PM, Saturday 12 – 7PM, Sunday 12 – 5PM
Tour of the Exhibition: 4PM, Every Last Saturday, June – September 2015

works by Roxanne Jackson

Curatorial Statement

Deep End, the Wassaic Project’s eighth Summer exhibition, draws inspiration from J. G. Ballard’s post-apocalyptic short story of Earth’s last remaining men fighting to hold on to a love, life, and their humanity. The exhibition explores themes of the strange, dystopian, supernatural, and end of world, while showcasing the work of more than 60 emerging artists, over 90% of whom are former Wassaic Artist Residents.

Deep End features five full-room installations by artists Ghost of a Dream, Elias Hansen, Holden Brown, Sarah Hardesty, and Corina Reynolds. Holden Brown has transformed the mechanics room of the Maxon Mills into the suburban American dream nightmare using imagery of mausoleums and sunken houses. Brown explores the literal and conceptual notion of what belongs above and under ground. Elias Hansen has created a darkly glowing laboratory of nefarious nature, while Sarah Hardesty offers an installation of safety, hazard and precaution with her vibrant orange branches and twine looming just over head. Ghost of a Dream’s multi-media installation better is THE END sources ending scenes from westerns to create a continuous horizon line, encircling the room with an endless ending. And on seven, the top floor, Corina Reynolds has crafted a bleak office space that highlights the comical attempts to inspire workers with motivational imagery but results in a soulless and haunting environment.

ARTISTS

Kelli Rae Adams, Eve Axness, Richard Barlow,Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Rachel Barrett, Eve Biddle, Banui Barragán & Arnau Tàsies Grañó, Lisa Beck, Amelia Biewald, Max  Bode, Sally Bozzuto, Hayley Brandon, Holden Brown, Teresa Christiansen, Christopher Daniels, Katherine Driscoll, Meredith Drum, Dinkholt and Heinbar, Ian Etter, Lisa Fairstein, Mike Fleming, Adam Forrester, Heli Garcia, Danny Ghitis, Ghost of a Dream, Kelly Goff, Rachel Granofsky, Nolan Gray, Jeila Gueramian, Eli Hansen, Sarah Hardesty, Chris Held, Will Hutnick, Roxanne Jackson, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Eric LoPresti, Sara Macel, Elyse Mack, Ari Marcantonio & Jaime Knight, Jaclyn Pryor, Amy Masters, Andrew McWilliams, Lori Merhige, Mitch Miller, Loren Nosan, Luke O’Sullivan, Liesl Pfeffer, Andrew Prayzner, Jet Black Press, Jaclyn Pryor, Mark Reamy, Corina Reynolds, Liz Rodda, Gabrielle Roth, Charlie Rubin, Jean Seestadt, Michael Stamm,  Ryann Slauson, Erin Sweeny, Amanda Thackray, Breanne Trammell, Alex Tsocanos, Ryan Vahey, Nick Van Zanten, Chris Victor, Francesco Vizzini, Stephanie Williams

 
 
Melanoleuca Mushroom, Leisl Pfeffer, watercolor, 2015

Melanoleuca Mushroom, Leisl Pfeffer, watercolor, 2015

Untitled, Francesco Vizzini, 2014

Untitled, Francesco Vizzini, 2014

Analog Suit, Ian Etter, 2014

Analog Suit, Ian Etter, 2014

Hare/Hair, Danny Ghitits

Hare/Hair, Danny Ghitits

Whose? Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Neon, wire, transformers, flasher 2014

Whose? Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Neon, wire, transformers, flasher 2014

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