Sea Worthy: an Exhibition
EFA Project Space
June 10 – July 29, 2011
Opening Reception: June 10, 2011, 6 – 9 pm
EFA Project Space presents an exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, pushing its potential as a mutable open platform for social experimentation as well as metaphor for personal, artistic, and collective freedom. The show includes installations, models, prints, drawings, photos, videos, and various other musings by artist-seafarers who generously impart their experience of the sea in order to refresh our perception of the land.
Some highlights include:
- Documentation of Anne Percoco’s intricate Kilmer Shrines, monuments constructed to honor the sites of some of the under-appreciated drainage systems of New Jersey.
- A full-scale print by artist/ boat-builder, and Tide and Current Taxi creator Marie Lorenz, who combs the shores of NYC for abandoned, for a washed-up boat to commemorate by inking and printing in the style of Japanese fish prints;
- Illustrated plans of Amze Emmons’s fantasy purchase of the de-commissioned British aircraft carrier that he, proposes to convert to a community for climate refugees;
- And Jonathan Kaiser’s Janet II, a personal, portable vessel crafted from refuse including disassembled chairs and hundreds of plastic grocery bags that has transported the artist along foreign waterways, and exists in the exhibition as a visual artifact of the artist’s travels as well as of the existing potential in everyday refuse.
EFA Project Space is located at 323 West 39th Street, 2nd floor, NYC.
Gallery hours: June- 12- 6 Wed thru Sat
July- 12 – 6 Wed thru Fri
212-563-5355 x 244,
EFA Project Space, a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, was launched in September 2008 with a focus on the investigation of the creative process, aiming to provide dynamic exchanges between artists, cultural workers, and the public. The Project Space presents exhibitions and programs in collaboration with a diverse range of organizations, curators and artists to provide a comprehensive and critical perspective on creative practices. A major aspect of the program’s development is ongoing outreach to the myriad individuals and institutions effectively shaping culture today.
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Through its three core programs,EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice.
EFA Project Space is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Private funding for the program has been received from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.