September 28 - November 3, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 5-8pm
In conjunction with the Dumbo Arts Festival, an annual weekend-long neighborhood arts festival, Smack Mellon's Artist Studio Program will also be open to the public September 28th from 12-8pm and September 29th from 12-6pm. The studios are located on the lower level of 92 Plymouth Street.
Smack Mellon is pleased to present Shana Moulton’s video installation Morphing Essence Syndrome and Bryan Zanisnik’s site-specific installation Meadowlands Picaresque. The two Brooklyn-based artists explore natural landscapes and their relationships to consumer goods to create immersive psychological spaces that meld fiction with autobiography. Morphing Essence Syndrome continues Moulton’s development of her alter ego Cynthia in her video and performance series Whispering Pines. In this latest installment, Cynthia tackles Restless Leg Syndrome and experiences Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response through the use of Swisspers. Transforming the back gallery into an entropic space, Zanisnik’s latest large-scale installation Meadowlands Picaresque incorporates thousands of photos and discarded objects from the 32-square mile swamp in Northern New Jersey along with memorabilia from the artist’s studio and childhood home. Every week the artist and his parents will activate the sprawling installation in tableau vivant style, blurring the line between still image and performance.
This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Smack Mellon’s Members.
Smack Mellon’s programs are also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and with generous support from the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., David & Minnie Berk Foundation, Exploring The Arts, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
We would like to thank The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, the Walentas family and Two Trees Management, Art Dealers Association of America Relief Fund, Dumbo Improvement District, Art F City, Richard Prince Studio, Mixed Greens Gallery, Gilbert MacKay Foundation, Athena Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, Stephen Sollins, Niloo and Joe Steele, Creative Time Inc., Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Marie & John Zimmermann Fund, Inc., Allison and Tom Franco, St. Joseph High School, and all of the individuals who donated and volunteered to help us clean up and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.
Space for Smack Mellon’s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management.