Glowlab is pleased to present Drift, a group exhibition by artists Matthew Lusk, Santiago Mostyn, Javier Piñón and Swoon. The show is timed to coincide with the voyage of the Swimming Cities of Serenissima, a fleet of three intricately handcrafted vessels currently navigating the Adriatic Sea from the Karst region of Slovenia to Venice, Italy just in time to ‘crash’ the Venice Biennale. Glowlab has supported Swoon’s raft projects from their conception and the independent spirit of the rafts is the driving force behind this exhibition.
The title, Drift, refers to both physical drifting – a raft as it moves across the ocean – and the metaphorical drifting of transient communities and populations that live on the fringes of mainstream society. These contemporary nomads are icons representing the challenges and possibilities of forging identities in places both physical and emotional that lie far beyond where most are willing to venture.
Contact: Glowlab Director Christina Ray
Phone: 718.388.5911 . Email: info @ glowlab.com
Exhibition dates: June 11–July 26, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 11 . 7–9pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday . 12-6pm
Location: 30 Grand Street between Thompson St. and 6th Ave. . Travel info: A/C/E train to Canal Street
Event link: http://www.glowlab.com/glowlab/drift/