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Denniston Hill & The Laundromat Project are pleased to present "Muddy Waters" by Iván Gaete

July 4th, 2017
2pm to 4pm - Installation / Collective Actions

4pm to 6pm - Reception / Potluck

Muddy Waters, a body of work developed at Denniston Hill, is part documentation, part installation; a metaphor for the current political stage at large, a call to the wild. Reflecting on the physical beauty of the Catskills and the exchanges the artist had with local residents, the installation is a survey of sorts that imagines alternative ways of thinking about the natural environment.

Aligning himself with the social renewal envisaged by philosopher and social reformer Rudolf Steiner and social sculptor Joseph Beuys, Gaete explores his inner capacity to make sense and connects deeply with place and community in this new body of work.

The community––local residents and others–is invited to activate some of the works installed through a series of collective actions that use drawing and sound as forms of recording. The purpose is to resonate and expand the ideas presented in the show.

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Light refreshments and local produce will be served, feel free to bring a dish to share.

This work is brought to you by a new partnership with The Laundromat Project, a New York City-based arts organization that brings socially relevant and socially engaged arts programming to laundromats and other everyday community spaces. Denniston Hill is hosting the Project’s alumni artist Iván Gaete for one month. Both organizations are committed to providing much-needed time and space for artists to explore the making of art, justice, and community.

About the Artist

Iván Gaete (born Santiago, Chile) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in New York City. He is the recipient of several awards, including a 2016 BRIO award from the Bronx Council on the Arts and a 2016 Create Change Fellow at The Laundromat Project. In 2016 he completed residencies at Artists Alliance LES Studio Program (NYC), Residency Unlimited (NYC) and The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY). Other residencies include Ace Hotel (NYC) and Expressiones Cultural Center (New London, CT). In New York, his work has been exhibited at Rooster Gallery, The Clemente, NurtureArt, Manhattan Graphics, Bronx Art Space among others. Upcoming shows include the 4th AIM Biennial at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. He is a BX200 featured artist.

About The Laundromat Project

A New York City-based arts organization that brings socially relevant and socially engaged arts programming to laundromats and other everyday community spaces. The Laundromat Project amplifies the creativity that already exists within communities by using arts and culture to build community networks, solve problems, and enhance our sense of ownership in the places where we live, work, and grow.

About Denniston Hill

Situated in the Southern Catskills on a 200-acre campus, Denniston Hill (DH) was established by the conviction that it is imperative for artists of all disciplines, backgrounds, and career stages to have time and space for reflection and research. The organization's mission is to create a sustainable environment in which to pursue artistic development through residencies, exhibitions, and education programs that foster dialogue across disciplines. The organization was founded in 2004 by a group of artists, architects, and writers interested in exploring the intersectionalities within the visual arts, architecture, literature, the sciences, and humanities. The artists we support fearlessly challenge mainstream understandings of gender, identity, and race while working tirelessly to bring attention to the critical issues of our time. Based on the strong belief that artists' voices should be heard, nurtured and protected, we are committed to defending free expression, amplifying under-the-radar voices, and encouraging conversations among and beyond our community of artists striving for change and cultural awareness.


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