"Epic Fail" @ 324 Ten Eyck Street
future home of Storefront Bushwick
Artists include: Brian Alfred, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Erik Benson
Deborah Brown, Joseph Burwell, Greg Lindquist, Juliette Losq
Esperanza Mayobre, Tom McGrath and Frank Webster
Bushwick Open Studios weekend
June 1+ 2, noon-7 pm
reception: Saturday, June 1, 7-10 pm
continuing through June 23, open weekends: 1-6 pm
324 Ten Eyck Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Walk 2 blocks south and 1 block east.
324 Ten Eyck is between Waterbury and Bogart Street.
"Epic Fail" brings together the work of artists who work with imagery that reflects the failure of architecture and infrastructure in the context of contemporary landscape. The show is on view at 324 Ten Eyck Street, an industrial neighborhood in East Williamsburg/Bushwick, and the future home of Storefront Bushwick. The context is a fitting one to contemplate the evolving relationship between semi-abandoned and repurposed industrial zones increasingly inhabited by artists.
The work on display references industrial decay, failed ambitions, and the hubris of human activity, a topic in fresh focus in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. No longer strictly a casualty of the economic activities of globalization, residential and commercial zones are now coming under threat from forces in the environment. The works in the exhibition confront displacement, dislocation, and disaster. They channel the pervasive unease we feel as a society whose survival is under siege and whose future is in question.