The 459 (and counting) studios featured on the site will be displayed for a minimum of one month each, acting as temporary portals into the practices of emerging artists. The project is community-inspired and supported, with any professional artist in the five boroughs invited to submit photos and video of his or her space.
Tribble and Mancenido: “Hurry Up & Wait is an ongoing collection of images exploring the obscure and anonymous life of America’s trucking culture. Driving for a year in our own tractor-trailer, we focus on the banal repetition and periods of isolation from constant movement on the road.”
Margeaux Walter: “The scenarios I stage reveal my love-hate relationship with the very technology that enables me to create my art. I assume the role of each character, by building costumes, donning makeup and wigs, and transforming into a new personality.”
Melissa Murray: “My work aims to procure a heartbreaking realization of just how far we have fallen off the natural path.”
George Schmidt: “Each of these pieces delves into the interplay between images of constructed space, absence, and imagined narrative.”
Sadie Bridger: “On the morning of 9/11, papers floated across the East River from the Twin Towers into my Brooklyn neighborhood. These papers had been touched by human hands, struck by a savage force and then blown to another place. I was unable to discard them either physically or emotionally.”
Sungmi Lee: “The materials I use are in large part translucent, referencing my exploration of the elusive and fading quality of memory.”