"Home is Where the Heart is” is an exhibition about place and displacement at Kustera Projects in Red Hook, opening on Saturday, April 29th, with a reception from 6-8pm.
The exhibition takes place within the context of a large dollhouse that was recovered from a home severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Both Kustera Projects and the surrounding Red Hook, Brooklyn neighborhood were also directly impacted by the storm as were several of the artists and curators participating in this project. The exhibition seeks to bring together a group of artists and designers to demonstrate a contemporary vision of place and displacement within the context of a miniature installation space (a dollhouse) in a gallery within the context of a community (Red Hook, Brooklyn) that continues to experience both economic and environmental displacement.
As we approach the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, an interdisciplinary group of 23 artists have come together to create an exhibition about place and displacement. Co-curator and participating artist Andrew Cornell Robinson recovered a dollhouse from his family’s home and community devastated by the hurricane. The watermarks still visible on the stained wallpaper mark the receding ocean and are evidence of the loss of life and the destruction of whole communities. This miniature edifice serves as a palimpsest for each of the artists who have been randomly assigned a room to transform. The melancholy history of this reliquary is subdued by the balm of optimism sparked by the creative responses of this group of intergenerational and cross disciplinary cultural producers that include sculptors, painters, printmakers, an architect, curators, fashion designers, ceramists, a dancer and a filmmaker who each respond to this space by creating something new and playful.
Curated by Andrew Cornell Robinson and Jim Osman
Participating artists include: Fanny Allié, Gabriela Alva Cal y. Mayor, Ina Archer, Anney Bonney, Eddie Chu, Greg Climer, Paul D’Agostino, Blane De St. Croix, Brenda Garand, Julien Gardair, Jeffrey Goldstein, Frank Holliday, Roxanne Jackson, Carter Kustera, Jim Osman, Natalia Porter, Timo Rissanen, Andrew Cornell Robinson, Elise Siegel, Diana Shpungin, Yon Tande, Kate Teale, Brain Andrew Whitely
“Home is Where the Heart is” opens on Saturday, April 29th, with a reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs through June 4th, 2017.
ABOUT KUSTERA PROJECTS
KUSTERA PROJECTS mission is to present creative and dynamic projects that explore the nexus between art, culture, new technology and design.
Anna Kustera opened her first gallery in Soho, New York, at 41 Wooster Street in 1996. In just a few years, the gallery established itself as place to see innovative, cutting edge work and helped launch the careers of some of today’s prominent artists. In 2000, the gallery merged with Jack Tilton and became known as the Jack Tilton/ Anna Kustera Gallery and operated out of the former Tilton Gallery location at 49 Greene Street in Soho through 2003. In 2004 a new venture was formed and the gallery opened in Chelsea at 520 West 21 Street as Kustera Tilton Gallery, later to become Anna Kustera Gallery.
From February 2012 through May 2013, the gallery was host to Family Business, a curated exhibition space created by renowned artist Maurizio Cattelan and long-time collaborator Massimiliano Gioni. The gallery moved out of its Chelsea location in the summer of 2013 and after a two year haitus, re-opened in Red Hook, Brooklyn, as KUSTERA PROJECTS in July 2015.
KUSTERA PROJECTS is located at 57 Wolcott Street between Van Brunt and Richards St. in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.
Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday 12-6pm, and by appointment