December 7 - 10, 2017 at Satellite Art Show, Miami Beach
Curated by Jacquelyn Strycker
"Artist as Survivalist," showcases works from emerging artists that respond to natural or man-made cataclysms– economic collapse, energy shortage, environmental disaster, the threat of war– through repurposing and reclaiming imagery and materials with urgency or humor.
Mathias Kessler's inkjet wallpaper print explores violent intersections of the man-made and natural worlds.
Benjamin Quesnel's "disoriented objects," Unburdened Bare and Standing Room Only, deconstructed and reconstructed items, address themes of memory, iconophilia and transitional objects.
Lindsay Kane’s LK Ultra, includes relief prints, digital print on fabric, apparel, video, and a lie-detector test designed by the artist, that is administered while the participant sits on a toilet.
Jason Mena, based in both Puerto Rico and Mexico, creates works with Mexican and American currency. His untitled painting is constructed from slivers of dollar bills that he then spent, placing them into circulation. His confetti is made from devalued pesos.
Jacquelyn Strycker’s Dig for Victory seed papers, are a sort of reverse-readymade– art objects that can be repurposed, planted and watered to grow food.
Huiqi He's video, The Outsider, is a humorous work that addresses the serious themes of displacement, gender constructs, and the experience of being an immigrant in the US.
Sarah Sharp's Whole Earth Samplers use geometric imagery from the 1969 Whole Earth Catalogue to formally collage together idealized images of nature.