- Wayfarers has shared and ghost spaces available now. If you know any good people making good work, put them in touch? email@example.com. Click on the "Studio Program" tab for more details.Also! Mark your calendars for December 12th, 7 - 10 pm. Candace Jeanne Moeller is curating our member show and we're making the opening a legit holiday party. Hot toddies, homemade snacks, and prezzies! Hope to see you!
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMAIN GALLERY:Woo-Woo-Womanival
by Caroline Paquita
November 5th - November 29th
Opens Thursday November 5th, 7-10pm
Featuring New-Age sounds from a live modular synth set (from 8-9pm), by Balloon Monument.
Caroline Paquita’s WOO-WOO-WOMANIVAL explores the yin-yang of life/death/happy/sad through a carnival-meets-healing-center installation. Building upon a larger body of work, Paquita uses her WOMANIMALS as a vehicle to explore these topics, as well as gender, sexuality, spirituality, and the nuanced energies that surround the “unknown.” An amalgamation of works inspired by Coney Island, nudist retreats and crystal shops, the exhibition features drawings, paintings, papier-mâché, sewn soft sculpture, automaton/kinetic wood sculpture, Risograph prints and zines. Viewers will be able to interact with several vending machines, “toys,” and other objects of absurdity while surrounded by crystals, new age music, and essential oils. In celebration of Comic Arts Brooklyn, a collection of works published via Paquita’s publishing house, Pegacorn Press, will be also be shown.WOO-WOO-WOMANIVAL is Caroline Paquita's second solo exhibition in New York. Born in Miami in 1980, Paquita studied creative photography and art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to her personal art practice, she is a musician and an independent publisher working under the guise of Pegacorn Press. Printing exclusively with Risograph since 2009, Paquita publishes not only her own work, but collaborates with fellow artists to create unique and affordable editions. Thirty titles have been released through Pegacorn Press in four years, all of which have been distributed worldwide and can be found in institutional collections. When there’s any free time, she enjoys beekeeping, tinkering on motor bikes/classic cars, swimming, and sitting in hot springs and/or saunas.ON TOBY:Portrait of Some Sort of SelfWorks by Eddie Chu(curated by Brittany Natale)
We're proud to present Portrait of Some Sort of Self, featuring works by Eddie Chu. Portrait of Some Sort of Self explores one's sense of self and one's projection of self through social media in the digital age. We live in an era where "high-def" camera phones and platform filters (i.e. Instagram) have managed to color-saturate images of the "projections" of one's life - actually creating something that doesn't truly exist IRL in the literal sense. Eddie Chu’s colorful portraits addressing "self" on social media make one wonder if the "true person" is really the foundation of the image or if, at the end of the day, it is nothing more than just a pretty picture.
Eddie Chu was born in United States, works in New York City and lives in Brooklyn. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Painting) and Hunter College (MFA Art), Eddie Chu has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, including group shows at Swiss Institute and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He has been nominated for the Christoph Merian Stiftung residency in Basel, Switzerland and has received a KACAL honorarium. Chu currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Opening reception: Thursday, November 5th, 7 -10 pm featuring New-Age sounds from a live modular synth set (from 8-9pm), by Balloon Monument.
- Family Album
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.