Sea Worthy: An Exhibition

EFA Project Space
June 10 – July 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 2011, 6 – 8 pm
323 West 39 Street, 2nd Floor. New York, NY 10018

EFA Project Space presents an exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, pushing its potential as a mutable open platform for social experimentation as well as metaphor for personal, artistic, and collective freedom. The show includes installations, models, prints, drawings, photos, videos, and various other musings by artist-seafarers who generously impart their experience of the sea in order to refresh our perception of the land.

Artists included in the Sea Worthy Exhibition are: Michael Arcega, Rachel Bacon, Jimbo Blachly & Lytle Shaw, Matt Bua, George Boorujy, Adriane Colburn, Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Thomas Dexter, Amze Emmons, Jason Gandy, Richard Haley, Haley Hughes, Sarah Julig, Jonathan Kaiser, Marie Lorenz, Orien McNeill, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Anne Percoco, Natalia Porter, Duke Riley, Tod Seelie, Reid Stowe, Swimming Cities, and Swoon.

Curatorial Committee: Jean Barberis, Benjamin Cohen, Dylan Gauthier, Michelle Levy, Georgia Muenster, Kendra Sullivan, and Sally Szwed.

Gallery hours are Wed- Saturday, 12-6 in June, and Wed- Friday, 12- 6 in July.
212-563-5855 x 244,

Part I: An Exhibition on view at EFA Project Space, June 10 – July 29, 2011.

Part II: Workshops at the Gowanus Studio Space. Ongoing: May – July, 2011.

Part III: Excursions brought to you by Flux Factory. Ongoing: July – September, 2011.

EFA Project Space, Flux Factory and The Gowanus Studio Space present Sea Worthy, an exhibition and series of public screenings, performances, lectures, workshops and artist-led excursions on the water.  With 72 islands and over 700 miles of coastline, New York City is a formidable archipelago. This project invites discussion about water access, activates the largest open space in the city, and engages maritime themes in contemporary art practice. Sea Worthy brings together artists from here and abroad – in consultation with boat builders, world-class mariners, historians, writers, activists, and ecologists – to make new work about, around, and on the waterways of New York City in the summer of 2011.  

Sea Worthy presents work by artists who employ the boat as a platform for collective action, private reflection and liberatory possibility. The sea voyage suggests both an opening and a crisis – the expanse is daunting, uncontrollable, and full of dream potential.  To explore this terrain, the artists take to the high and low seas, metaphorically, virtually, and in reality.?

For complete information on all Sea Worthy events, including workshops led by Gowanus Studio Space, and excursions led by Flux Factory, click here for the press release, and visit the Sea Worthy website.