Friday, June 03, 2011

Wassaic Project @ Hudson Beach Glass through June 19

I have found myself, of late, pondering the satisying nature of unicorn poo.  A center made of a hefty dollup of cast cement, and an outer surface of soft sumptuous white fox fur.  The experience of passing this truffle must be a luxurious one for the unicorn.
It's enough to elicit a touch of envy from other species. And it is the wonder of art that ignites such flights of fanciful speculation on subjects never before imagined.

Jin Yu is the artist responsible for said Unicorn Poo.  She's one of the artists I spoke with for this week's Dead Hare Radio Hour. 

Unicorn Poo, 2008
Concrete, fox fur, gold leaf

Jing Yu is among the group of artists, all of whom are or will be artists in residence at the Wassaic Project this year and who are currently exhibiting work at Hudson Beach Glass through June 19th.   The exhibit is co-curated by John Gilvey and Jennifer Mackiewicz.  
I also spoke with Jennifer, and exhibiting artists Ben Bigelow and Amanda Lechner for the radio show.   Matthew Slaats made a trip up to Wassaic to take in the project's first Last Saturday event of the season and record an interview with Wassaic Project co-directors  Bowie Zunino, Eve Biddle and Jeff Barnett-Winsby.

Listen to the episode here, or download it via iTunes

Here are a few images from the Hudson Beach Glass exhibit.

Works on paper by Amanda Lechner.

Above and below:  collages by Ghost of a Dream.

Breanne Trammell's giant bookmarks.

Paintings by Karl LaRocca.

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