Emilie Clark . James Hegge . Emily Joyce . Sade LaNay . Zach Lihatch . Kathryn Phelan . Tyler Tamburo . Trevor Wilson . tech revival
January 7 – February 26, 2023
Opening reception: Saturday, January 7, 5–7 pm
Closing reception: Saturday, February 25 7, 3–5 pm
‘tech revival’ workshop at luck dragon (next door): Saturday, February 25, 12-3 pm.
On view during Open Hours, Bushel programs, by chance, and by appointment
(for appointments, email email@example.com)
How can we question, expand, tweak, tease, and heal our complex and problematic relationship with the category of the tool? How can we not [be] sheep?
This group exhibition brings together works submitted in response to our Call for Proposals on the subject of “tools” with artists curated by bushel. The title is taken from Emily Joyce’s painting of the same name: a tool for falling asleep.
As part of the exhibit we will be collaborating with our neighbors luck dragon on “tech revival,” an anti-obsolescence project to resuscitate unused digital devices for reuse, donation or recycling. If you have “outdated” electronics (especially laptops, tablets, smartphones, drives, cables) and are interested in playing a part in the exhibition, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “tech”). Collected devices will form an evolving display in the exhibition, up to their moment of attempted resuscitation on the closing weekend.
Emilie Clark is a New York artist who works in drawing, painting, installation and writing. Clark’s most recent project “Underground Periscope” was installed at the Brooklyn Army Terminal October 2022 and was an interactive sculpture with video projections and four site specific films. Different developments in her project “Sweet Corruptions” were exhibited in solo shows at Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York, NY) the Nevada Museum of Art, (Reno, NV), the San Jose Museum of Art and the Lynden Sculpture Garden (Milwaukee, WI) where she continues to work with the local public schools on her science-through-art project that was formed into an Institute by the Lynden Sculpture Garden and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Clark represented the sin of “gluttony” at the Katonah Museum (Katonah, NY), as part of the Seven Deadly Sins project in 2015. Other exhibitions include Wave Hill (NY), the Royal Hibernian Academy (Ireland), the Children’s Museum of the Arts (NY), the Weatherspoon Museum (NC), and the Hunterdon Art Museum (NJ). Clark was the first (of four) artist fellows at The Drawing Center from 2015-2015. In 2010 she was the first Artist in Residence at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Her work has been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Bomb, Printed Project, Cabinet Magazine, Art in America, Art Week, and Hyperallergic and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pollock Krasner and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio fellowship. Clark has also collaborated and published books with poets including The Traveler and the Hill and Hill 1999, and The Lake 2001, with Lyn Hejinian (Granary Books). With her husband, Lytle Shaw, she has published several books and co-edited Shark, a journal of art writing and poetics. She received her BFA from Cornell University in 1991, and moved to New York City from the Bay Area in 1998. She received her MFA from Bard College in 2002, and is currently the Executive Director of the New York Arts Program. She lives in New York City.
James Hegge was born in Milwaukee, WI. He received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a n MFA from Stanford University. He lives and works in Delhi, NY. His business, JH Works, specializes in building custom architectural millwork and furniture
Emily Joyce’s abstract paintings investigate the potential of mathematics to describe the mysteries of nature, architecture, the cosmos, and her own imagined worlds. Joyce incorporates faux finishes and decorative painting effects into her patterned compositions, embellishing the rigorous geometry with surface treatments that complicate the flat shapes and define the unsettling space depicted in her pictures. Born in the suburbs of Chicago, educated at the Glasgow School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design, Joyce has shown her artwork in many exhibitions and participated in projects at: The Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver), Human Resources (Los Angeles), David B. Smith Gallery (Denver), Inman Gallery (Houston), Machine Project (Los Angeles), Caroline O’Breen Gallery (Amsterdam), Sara Meltzer Gallery (New York), BAMPFA (Berkeley), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Tang Teaching Museum (Saratoga Springs), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and more. A book of her collaged visual poems A Cigar Caught In The Lilies, was published by Hesse Press in 2019. Joyce lives and works in Claremont, CA.
Sade LaNay is a poet and artist from Houston, TX. They are the author of I love you and I’m not dead (Argos Books), the 2021 winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. Her poems are included in the Bettering American Poetry and Best American Experimental Poetry anthologies. Her work tests the limits of language and creativity as a balm for systemic violence and generational trauma, specifically as it pertains to lives and bodies of Black and queer people. Sade engages in printmaking, silk painting, and book arts with the goal of recognizing human connection in the midst of the ongoing struggle for liberation. They live in Brooklyn.
Zach Lihatch: “I was born in New Hampshire and grew up in and around northern New England. I completed my undergraduate work at Prescott College in Northern Arizona. Shortly after this I moved to Tucson where I worked at Bicas (Bicycle inter-community Art and salvage)for over 6 years. I attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. At SIUC I focused my energy on forged steel and larger sculptural works. While much of my work is focused on Steel I am comfortable employing a variety of materials and techniques. I have taught and lectured on the college level at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, The University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. I have had the opportunity to work alongside international Artists, such as Claudio Bottero (Italy), Heiner Zimmermann (Germany) and Hoss Haley(US). I have shown work on both the national and international levels. My work has been also published both nationally and internationally. I Currently work as a Blacksmith and sculptor in Tucson. During my time in this city I have completed multiple public works as well as been able to work with other local friends and colleagues such as Josh Sarantitus, Troy Neiman and others. I hope to build further on my experiences and pass on those successes to the Tucson community at large.”
Kathryn Phelan is a craftswoman based in South Kortright. Her work explores our human relationship with the natural world through use of found materials, currently: plant and mineral based inks, wood, clay and flour.
Tyler Tamburo lives in Andes,NY where he and his partner Glenna Yu host an artist residency called Pillow Fort Arts Center. Tyler was a professional fabricator for over a decade and is interested in fabrication techniques, materials and traditional crafts.Trevor Wilson: I am originally from Brooklyn, NY but grew up in a mixture of Upstate NY and the Central Valley of California. I would spend one year on one coast and another on the opposite, it was a radical mixture of climate and culture. By high school I had decided to remain on the West coast and graduated in 1988. I eventually made my way to Los Angeles to attend Otis College of Art and Design where I graduated with a BFA in 1994.
Trevor Wilson: “I am originally from Brooklyn, NY but grew up in a mixture of Upstate NY and the Central Valley of California. I would spend one year on one coast and another on the opposite, it was a radical mixture of climate and culture. By high school I had decided to remain on the West coast and graduated in 1988. I eventually made my way to Los Angeles to attend Otis College of Art and Design where I graduated with a BFA in 1994.”