2016: Appetite For Destruction

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Appetite for Destruction

On view June 12 – September 18, 2016

 

Curatorial Statement

The Wassaic Project’s 9th Annual Summer Exhibition takes its title from Robert William’s 1978 painting, Appetite for Destruction, as well as the 1987 album by the band Guns N Roses. The exhibition includes 56 artists, 45 of whom are Wassaic Artist Residency Alumni, all of whom have lived and made art in Wassaic over the past eighteen months.

Appetite for Destruction represents a broad survey of contemporary emerging artists, and focuses on their interpretations of the untamed natural world, constructed landscapes, and human-made environment, both real and virtual.

The exhibition features major installations by Paul Outlaw and Jen Catron, Meghan Grubb, Jessica Machacek, Natalie Baxter, Sabrina Barrios, Holden Brown, Genevieve Lowe, J.D. Fontanella in the stairwell shaft, Chris Victor, Lily Dithrich, and David Grainger on the first and seventh floors. Grainger began working on the elements of his installation as an Artist-in-Residence at Wassaic in 2011.

Welcome to the Jungle.

Curated by the Wassaic Project Co-Executive Directors, Bowie Zunino, Jeff Barnett-Winsby, and Eve Biddle

Exhibition Artists

Justin Balmain, Richard Barlow, Sabrina Barrios, Natalie Baxter, Rachelle Beaudoin, Geoffrey Booras, Holden Brown, Fiona Buchanan, Daniel Carello, Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw, Caryn Coyle, Charlie Crowell, Jenn Dierdorf, Lily Dithrich, Meredith Drum, GURL DON’T BE DUMB, Gregg Evans, Brad Fesmire, Rebekah Flake, J.D. Fontanella, MaDora Frey, Cat Glennon, Lindsey Glover, David Grainger, Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde, Phoebe Grip, Meghan Grubb, Jenica Heintzelman, Dana Hemes, Will Hutnick, Roxanne Jackson, Kate Johnson, Fitzhugh Karol, Allison Kaufman, Juwon Lee, Michelle Leftheris, Genevieve Lowe, Jessica Machacek, Colin Matthes, Julia Norton, Paola Ochoa, Christopher Rodriguez, Marco Rosichelli & Ryan Peter Miller, Jason Schwab, Emilie Selden, Deborah Simon, Stephanie Skaff, Ryann Slauson, Madeleine Stern, Tiffany Tate, Alex Tsocanos, Brigitta Varadi, Chris Victor, Amelia Wallin, Brian Andrew Whitely, Alex Yudzon, Liz Zito

 

Gallery Hours:
Friday 5 – 7PM, Saturday 12 – 7PM, Sunday 12 – 5PM
 
On view at Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic NY, 12592

 

Madorra Frey, Kaleidoscope 800

Madorra Frey, Kaleidoscope 800

Holden Brown, Lawn

Holden Brown, Lawn

Lindsey Glover, Pine Barren No.4

Lindsey Glover, Pine Barren No.4

Roxanne Jackson, Snakes On A Chain

Roxanne Jackson, Snakes On A Chain

Michelle Leftharis, Woman's Own Book of Houseplants (Phoebe)

Michelle Leftharis, Woman's Own Book of Houseplants (Phoebe)

Tiffany Tate, COMMON GROUND

Tiffany Tate, COMMON GROUND

David Grainger, The Endurance Awaits Release from the Pack Ice

David Grainger, The Endurance Awaits Release from the Pack Ice

Bradley Fesmire, I was incredibly lucky enough to grow up with the constant knowledge that getting my hands dirty is incredibly beautiful (Nick Offerman)

Bradley Fesmire, I was incredibly lucky enough to grow up with the constant knowledge that getting my hands dirty is incredibly beautiful (Nick Offerman)

Natalie Baxter, Warm Guns

Natalie Baxter, Warm Guns