December 12, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Opening Reception / Serious holiday party:
Saturday, December 12, 7 - 10pm
Wayfarers is pleased to present Family Album, the annual show of artworks produced by its resident and ghost members. Opening Saturday, December 12th, with a reception from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, the exhibition is a celebration of the artists who make Wayfarers happen. Featuring painting, sculpture, video, works on paper, photography and more, Family Albumreveals the breadth of work being created by this close-knit Brooklyn community. The reception will feature an abundance of treats and holiday spirit, and many of the artists will be present.
The artists who work at Wayfarers represent a wide variety of styles and interests, making it impossible to classify them under a single theoretical construct. They are, however, unified in other ways. Whether they have been with the collective since the beginning or are more recent members, all Wayfarers artists rally around a shared mission to create and to learn from working with one another. For Family Album, the artists have been paired with one another and their works installed in twos. This arrangement aims to illuminate new visual and conceptual connections between artists who have worked alongside one another, but who have not necessarily seen their work displayed in its larger context. The installation also underscores the collective nature of the show, and the relationships that keep the
An annual tradition, the Wayfarers member show honors its artists and their contributions to the organization. The success of Wayfarers is due in no small part to its members, and January of 2016 marks their fifth anniversary. Structured like a small non-profit, Wayfarers produces studio, exhibition and residency programming on tight deadlines and with limited resources. Their member artists—whether they are producing work in their studios, maintaining the building, or helping to install exhibitions—not only keep the lights on, but also add to the cultural economy of Bushwick and enrich their community. Family Album is an affectionate portrait of these generous and creative persons, as well as a testament to what can be accomplished by a group of people working together.
Participating artists include Patrick Barth, Charlotte Evans, George Ferrandi, Sara Jimenez, Julien Leyssene, David (Scout) McQueen, Maureen O’Leary, Hiroki Otsuka, Caroline Paquita, Pate, Allison Putnam, Netta Sadovsky, Janel Schultz, David Shaughnessy, Mike Taylor, and Keil Troisi. The exhibition is curated by Candace Jeanne Moeller.