• The deadline for APPLICATIONS to our Summer Artist in Residency Program has passed. Notifications will be sent out the first week of April.
  • Instinctual Drift
    Sculpture by Stacey M. Holloway
    on TOBY:
    Magda Mortner: New Works
    curated by Candace Jeanne Moeller

    March 27 - April 26, 2015
    Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 7 -10 pm

  • Instinctual Drift
    Sculpture by Stacey M. Holloway
    March 27 - April 26, 2015
    Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 7 -10 pm
    Chi Chi and Pablo were Capuchin monkeys who lived in a Florida sanctuary in the nineties. Chi Chi had performed in the circus, and wore a little skirt. She and Pablo had been a couple for twenty years. When Pablo got sick and was taken to the vet, no one thought to bring Chi Chi along, or to bring Pablo’s body back for her to see it when the little guy died, so Chi Chi never got “closure.” She plucked out her fur and stopped eating. The sanctuary tried everything to alleviate her pain, and eventually settled for just numbing it. They ran an extension cord out past the other cages and put a TV in her enclosure. She didn’t really play like she used to, but she started eating again, at least. 
    According to Psychology Today, "Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness.” No one at the Florida sanctuary would have been at all surprised by the finding that animals demonstrate “intentional behavior,” nor would most pet owners. They’ve been observing their animals demonstrating what we arrogantly deem “human traits” for years, as has Stacey M. Holloway.  
    Stacey M. Holloway’s astoundingly rendered sculptures of animals combine traditional carving and casting with found or collected parts to “hyper-exaggerate human nature.” The results are staggering depictions of animals with convincing fur surfaces and shiny eyeballs, whose animal nature is rendered accurately, while their “intentional behaviors” are enhanced; a flocked deer balances on four stilts, making her already spindly legs even more precarious, two seals perch nose-to-slippery-nose on a iceberg made of wooden scaffolding. These are gorgeously made sculptures that impress us with their precise craft, but touch us with their less precise (but maybe even more true) feeling.
    Wayfarers is extremely proud to present Stacey’s first solo exhibition in New York.

    An artist based in Birmingham, Alabama, Stacey Holloway teaches sculpture as assistant 
    professor of art at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Her work has been exhibited 
    in solo and group shows throughout the country, including FM Gallery in Chicago, the 
    Huntsville Museum of Art, the Wiregrass Museum of Art, and Manifest Creative Research 
    Center. She earned an MFA in sculpture from the University of Minnesota in 2009 and a 
    BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in 2006.
    Instinctual Drift
    Sculpture by Stacey M. Holloway
    March 27th – April 26th
    Opening Reception: Friday March 27th, 7 -10 pm.
    ON TOBY:
    Magda Mortner
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  • Wayfarers is a Brooklyn-based studio program that offers qualifying members private studios, access to a woodshop and a solo-show (or the option to curate a show) in the on-site gallery. 

    There is room for 10-20 members at Wayfarers, and the goal is to keep membership as cheap as possible so we can hand pick really good people making really good work.  We’re hoping to develop a small community of makers who will champion each other and kick each others’ asses.
  • Wayfarers presents 10-12 exhibits a year. They are a combination of curated projects, solo shows by former artists in residence and group shows. All exhibits are free and open to the public 1 pm - 5 pm on Sundays, by appointment or by chance.
  • In addition to shows, Wayfarers also hosts regular critiques, drawing parties, group shows, live music, experimental performances, puppetry projects, readings, video screenings, skillshares and other inventive events.