2013: Homeward Found

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Tora Lopez's Two Cheers For The Bundle Of Sticks Metaphor. In the background,the ivy wrapped around the wooden structure is Giada Crispiels's Climbing Ivy,Wassaic., Wassaic Project 2013 summer exhibition “Homeward Found” © Sparrow
2013: Homeward Found

37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic , NY 12592
June 16th, 2013 - September 2nd, 2013

other (outside main areas)
917 748 4801
Art-Center, artist-in-residency, digital, video-art, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, installation, performance


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. - See more at: