MULTIPLE PROJECTS - PondHouseSpringHouseIceHousePond, Pignut Pond, The Un-Bored-Walk, & Mildred Archaeology
Jul
1
to Jul 28

MULTIPLE PROJECTS - PondHouseSpringHouseIceHousePond, Pignut Pond, The Un-Bored-Walk, & Mildred Archaeology

PondHouseSpringHouseIceHousePond. Ongoing negotiations in the landscape for over a decade, with Mark Thomann.

Pignut Pond. Cameron Klavsen and Alex Schechter are building a Diving Dock; Hope Ginsburg, underwater-filming; and, Joshua Quarles’ sound work in collaboration with the pond.                               

The Un-Bored-Walk; David Brooks will be working on a new landscape design and build study of emergent walks interrupted by navigating the actual and the man-made.                                                                                   

Mildred Archaeology; more investigations around the eighteenth-century outbuildings, with Rudy Salgado and Susanna Crum of Calliope Arts Printmaking Studio & Gallery in Louisville, KY.

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MARX FOR CATS
Jul
29
to Aug 4

MARX FOR CATS

Marx for Cats; in residence with their ongoing project, Caroline Woolard, Or Zubalsky, and critical theorist Leigh Claire La Berge whimsically explain keywords in contemporary capitalism; an artwork designed to both educate and entertain. Juxtaposing the time of foregone capitalism with the anticipatory time of catpitalism.

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These Little Phalluses
Aug
10
to Nov 1

These Little Phalluses

PHALLACIES opening at A Guide to the Field a show about sex, possibility and power. Featuring a set of designed sexual objects as well as sexually designed objects, Phallacies seeks to join art practice with sexual practice. If a phallacy is a portmanteau that links the phallus with a masculine reason gone awry, then this show allows space for the emergence, in the words of designers Alex Fine and Janet Lieberman, of potential cliteracies. The show explores whether feminism remains a potent term after queer and trans critiques. Caroline Woolard, Leigh Claire La Berge, and Paige Landesberg, cocurators.

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BIBLIOPHANTICS
Jun
10
to Jun 30

BIBLIOPHANTICS

Bibliophantics, featuring the Mildred’s Lane Library; a project wrapping around the Narrowsburg Deep Water Literary Festival, with Aaron Hicklin of One Grand Books. Pablo Helguera, Dannielle Tegeder, Nina Burleigh, and other celebrated artists and authors in town during the festival.

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The Mildred Complex(ity) Pop-Up Shop Fundraiser! June 8/9, 2019
Jun
8
to Jun 9

The Mildred Complex(ity) Pop-Up Shop Fundraiser! June 8/9, 2019

This weekend only, a two-day Pop-Up Shop! The Mildred Complex(ity) gallery will be bulging with designer clothing; some vintage, some antique; add to your closet with a few timeless styles by Abby Lutz/Institute of Dress, J. Morgan Puett, Amy Yoes, and others. All proceeds go to Mildred's Lane Projects to fund fellowships, repairs, and maintenance.

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WILDING WASTING WORKSTYLING
May
27
to Jun 16

WILDING WASTING WORKSTYLING

Wilding, Wasting, Workstyling; ongoing dialogs and workshops with Marek and Krystyna Milde, Amy Lou Stein, Athena Kokoronis, Amanda Heidel, Laura Silverman, Deborah Davidovits, Kimberly Webb, James Voorhies and other contributing artists, local naturalists, gardeners, botanists, and beekeepers.

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Social Saturday - ORDER of the THIRD BIRD
Aug
11
4:30 PM16:30

Social Saturday - ORDER of the THIRD BIRD

D.Graham Burnett, Alison Burstein, Jeff Dolven, Jac Mullen, Leonard Nalencz, Sal Randolph, David Richardson present The Goodway Speeches: Evidences of a Birdish “Symposium,” circa 1977


Social Saturday / August 11, 2018
Cocktails at 5pm; performance at 6pm; dinner afterwards.
Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA
Request an invitation at www.mildredslane.com

Who or what is the Order of the Third Bird? The associates of the research collective ESTAR(SER) have dedicated many years of dedicated inquiry to the resolution of this question. New sources, recently uncovered, shed light on key aspects of the Birdish tendency, and allow grounded speculation concerning the activities and sensibilities of these self-sequestering "attention artists.” //// Visit the ESTAR(SER) website; for the Goodway tearsheet, click here.  

Digestion Choreographer: Andrea Lekberg, The Artist Baker

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TOWN Friday - Asti Hustvedt
Aug
10
4:30 PM16:30

TOWN Friday - Asti Hustvedt

Asti Hustvedt presents Investigating the Supernatural: Scientific Quests to Colonize Hysterical Women and Psychic Mediums.  


Town Friday / August 10, 2018
6pm: reception at The Mildred Complex(ity) on Main Street, Narrowsburg
6:30pm: talk at Krauss Recital Hall, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance on Main Street
Free and open to the public

During the late-nineteenth century and early-twentieth century, the female bodies of hysterics and mediums were understood as being untethered from the laws of physiology, capable of extraordinary physical and mental feats. Author Asti Hustvedt, an independent scholar who has written extensively on hysteria and literature, discusses some of the ways in which male scientists attempted to investigate these bewildering female bodies. /// For more information, click here.
 

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Social Saturday - Robert Williams
Aug
4
4:30 PM16:30

Social Saturday - Robert Williams

This Week: 45's Women, the Weird and the Eerie  

 

Robert Williams: Alchemy V / The Rural Uncanny, High Strangeness, Panics and the Hummadruzz


Social Saturday / August 4, 2018 / 5pm
Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA
Request an invitation at www.mildredslane.com

Over the past twenty years, artist and academic Robert Williams has worked on the The Alchemist Shack project (OM: Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum), exploring high strangeness at Mildred’s Lane. His current session examines the tropes of the rural uncanny within the land. It's he final phase of the Alchemist’s Shack, when the great work gets completed. (Visit also his web page.) 

Digestion Choreographer: Athena Kokoronis.

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TOWN Friday - Nina Burleigh
Aug
3
4:30 PM16:30

TOWN Friday - Nina Burleigh

This Week: 45's Women, the Weird and the Eerie  

 

Nina Burleigh: Money, Fear


Town Friday / August 3, 2018 / 6pm
The Mildred Complex(ity), Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY
Free and open to the public

Award-winning journalist and author Nina Burleigh, the National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek Magazine, will read an excerpt from a current project on Trump and women. Money and Fear. NDAs. Tapes. Blackmail. Photos. Lawsuits. Lies. This is how power works on weak individuals who get close to power and see too much. (No recording, no photographs and no social media please. Visit also www.ninaburleigh.com.)  

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TOWN Friday - Barbara Devries  
Jul
27
4:30 PM16:30

TOWN Friday - Barbara Devries  

This Week: Changing the Paradigm

 

Barbara de Vries: "The Un-Fashioning"


Town Friday / July 27, 2018 / 7pm
The Mildred Complex(ity), Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY
Free and open to the public. (The talk will take place at the Department of Interstitchiaries, 25 Bridge Street, 2nd Floor Rear, Narrowsburg, NY.)

Barbara de Vries ( www.barbaradevries.net), the design director behind Calvin Klein's CK brand in the early nineties, will talk about the arc of her design career in parallel with the life and recent death of fashion. A first-hand witness to what she describes as the change "from the creative freedom of the seventies and eighties to the commercial nineties, to the birth of uber brands, the obsession with luxury, overconsumption and the mass nausea that followed in the face of the celebrity culture, pollution, carbon foot prints, abusive labor practices and other impacts on developing countries," she asks: how do we Un-Fashion?

No Social Saturday event this week.

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Social Saturday - Zoe Beloff
Jul
21
4:30 PM16:30

Social Saturday - Zoe Beloff

This Week: 3D Ghosts

 

Zoe Beloff: "Shadow Land or Light from the Other Side"


Social Saturday / July 21, 2018 / 5pm
Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA
Request an invitation at www.mildredslane.com

A rare opportunity to experience 16mm 3D cinema at Mildred's Lane: Zoe Beloff will screen her film “Shadow Land or Light from the Other Side” (2000), and will also discuss her more recent work with 'materialist ghosts.' “Shadow Land or Light from the Other Side” conjures up the the world of Elizabeth d’Espérance, a nineteenth-century materializing medium who could produce full body apparitions.The film investigates how one might think of a medium as a kind of "mental projector," and the phantoms as representations of her psychic reality. It traces this complex interaction between the birth of cinema in relation to both conjuring and mediumship. (Visit www.zoebeloff.com)

No Town Friday event this week. Stop by The Mildred Complex(ity) late afternoon to discover the refreshed Mildred's Lane Archive exhibit.

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Social Saturday - Allison Smith 
Jul
14
4:30 PM16:30

Social Saturday - Allison Smith 

Allison Smith: History in the Making
Amy Yoes: Fire Project #7


Social Saturday / July 14, 2018 / 5pm
Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA
Request an invitation at www.mildredslane.com

"Allison Smith is internationally known for her large-scale performances and installations that critically engage popular forms of historical reenactment and traditional craft, such as quilting, pottery, and wood-carving, in order to redo, restage, and re gure conceptions of history and collective memory. "—Jennifer Baker ////// Amy Yoes will burn her Fire Project #7 right after the Social Saturday dinner. Black-and-white photographs and a limited edition of drawing charcoal will be all that remains. (Visit www.allisonsmithstudio.com / www.amyyoes.com)

Digestion Choreographer: Liza Pittard.

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TOWN Friday - Amy Yoes and Jorge Colombo
Jul
13
4:30 PM16:30

TOWN Friday - Amy Yoes and Jorge Colombo

This Week: History, Illustration, Flames

Amy Yoes & Jorge Colombo: Established 1989


Town Friday / July 13, 2018 / 6pm
The Mildred Complex(ity), Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY
Free and open to the public

Longtime friends of Mildred's Lane, multi-disciplinary artist Amy Yoes and illustrator/photographer Jorge Colombo, currently relocating themselves to the grey barn a few doors away from the Complex(ity), will talk about how their practices and interests intersect. (Picture above; visit also www.amyyoes.com / www.thejorgecolombo.com

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Social Saturday - Pablo Helguera
Jul
7
4:30 PM16:30

Social Saturday - Pablo Helguera

Mildred's Lane SOCIAL Saturday, July 7, 2018

Pablo Helguera: Parable Soiree
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Pablo Helguera presents a soiree of various parables, inviting guests to create and present a parable of their own. The winning parable will receive a special price.

Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is an artist based in New York. A longtime friend of Mildred's Lane, his work is often associated with Transpedagogy and Socially Engaged Art.  He has exhibited widely and is the author of "Education For Socially Engaged Art (2011), Art Scenes (2012) and The Parable Conference (2014) amongst many others.

Amy Yoes Fire # 7 is postponed until Saturday, July 14th. Torrential rains this week have delayed the construction of the structure. However, the work in progress will be a special feature none-the-less!

Laura Silverman, founding Naturalist of The Outside Institute will be serving cocktails featuring local wild flavors of the season.

Digestion Choreography by Coco Fusco
When she is not cooking, she spends time making art, writing, and teaching. And she devotes a great deal of time to caring for her teenage son.

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www.mildredslane.com

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TOWN Friday - Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett
Jul
6
4:00 PM16:00

TOWN Friday - Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett

Mildred's Lane and The Mildred Complex(ity)

TOWN Friday, July 6, 2018
Free and open to the public!
6:00 pm gathering at The Mildred Complex(ity)
6:30 pm at The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Krauss Recital Hall!

Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett
Mildred's Lane: Past, Present, and Future

Mark Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge and the natural world. The job of the artist, he says, is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention. For over two decades Dion has worked in the public realm in a wide range of scales, from architecture projects to print interventions in newspapers. Some of his most recent large-scale public project include "The Amateur Ornithologist Clubhouse" a Captain Nemo-like interior constructed in a vast gas tank in Essen, Germany, and "Den" a large scale folly in Norway's mountainous landscape which feature a massive sculpture of a sleeping bear in a cave, resting on a hill of material culture from the Neolithic to the present. Dion has also produced large-scale permanent commissions for Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany, the Montevideo Biannale in Uruguay, The Rose Art Museum, Johns Hopkins University and the Port of Los Angeles.

Dion was born in 1961 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Dion initially studied in 1981-2 at the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford in Connecticut, which awarded him a BFA (1986) and an honorary doctorate in 2002. From 1983 to 1984 he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and then the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program (1984-1985). He is an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth University in the UK (2014) and has an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Ph.D.) from The Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia (2015).  Dion has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001) The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2007) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lucida Art Award (2008). He has had major exhibitions at the Miami Art Museum, Miami (2006); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2003); Tate Gallery, London (1999), and the British Museum of Natural History, London (2007). “Neukom Vivarium” (2006), a permanent outdoor installation and learning lab for the Olympic Sculpture Park, was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum. Dion produced a major permanent commission, ‘OCEANOMANIA: Souvenirs of Mysterious Seas’ for the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. In 2016 Dion and his curatorial collaborator Sarina Basta produced the large-scale exhibition, ExtraNaturel: Voyage initiatique dans la collection des Beaux-Arts de Paris, at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

J. Morgan Puett is a trans-disciplinary, creative producer innovative in the realm of social engagement. Her projects continue to forge new ground, citing that being is profoundly a social and political practice. Puett's accomplishments are in areas of installation art, clothing and furniture design, architecture, film, writing and more – rearranging these intersections – applying conceptual tools of contemporary theory, research and practice.  Her interests and projects range in history, biology, new economies, design, craft, and most importantly – collaboration. Morgan’s early work forged new territory by intervening into the fashion system with a series of storefront installations and clothing/dwelling projects in Manhattan in the eighties and nineties; then produced a long series of research installations in museums around the world about the histories of needle trade systems.
 
J. Morgan Puett was born in Hahira, Georgia in 1957. She received her BFA in painting and sculpture (1981), and MFA in sculpture and experimental filmmaking in (1984); both from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Puett has received the PEW Charitable Trust in Philadelphia (2005), the Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2005), the Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship (2009), the United States Artists Simon Fellow Award (2011),  The John and Marva Warnock Award (2014). Most recently, Puett has received honors including The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award and The Pollock- Krasner Foundation Award, both in (2016). Puett has created major exhibitions worldwide; at the Serpentine Gallery/Victoria and Albert Museum (2001), Spoleto USA Charleston (2002), Bronx's Wave Hill NYC (2002), Mass MoCA (2004), Sullivan Galleries in Chicago (2008 & 2014), The Queens Museum NYC (2010), Museum of Modern Art NYC (MoMA 2012), 1st Tbilisi Triennial Contemporary Art Center of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (2012), DOX Prague (2013), and has been curating collaborative projects at Mildred's Lane for the past decade.

Puett's Storefront practices include public spaces of Mildred's Lane; The Mildred Complex(ity)  in nearby Narrowsburg, and a Guide to the Field opening in Mountaindale, NY this coming autumn 2018. Puett currently is living, working, learning and teaching in Pennsylvania at Mildred’s Lane which she co-directs with Mark Dion. 

We would like to thank The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance for partnering with us in TOWN Fridays by sharing the Krauss Recital Hall upstairs!

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SOCIAL Saturday - THE GEOPHAGIC WATER CLOSET
Jun
30
4:30 PM16:30

SOCIAL Saturday - THE GEOPHAGIC WATER CLOSET

The Geophagic Water Closet
Caroline Earley, Brian Gillis, and Kate Walker

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Meet Fellows;
Agustine Zegers _ Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA      
Sarah Malekzadeh _ School of Visual Arts, NYC                
Nicole Levaque _  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                
Allie Linn _ MICA Curatorial; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Viola Bordon _ Washington University, Sam Fox School of Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO
Dana Robinson _ School of Visual Arts, NYC  

Featuring DIGESTION CHOREOGRAPHY with Barbara DeVries and Leila Gordon

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In this session, the artists have designed a permanent installation for the Main Building at Mildred's Lane. Earley, Gillis, and Walker lead the fellows through investigations around multiple perspectives of 'bathroom'; including cultural, psychological, and gendered. During this design phase, the water closet is created to function simultaneously as bodily space and archive of the site's identity; its social and cultural histories, related scientific data, physical and environmental attributes, and a record of the activities of Mildred's Lane.

Caroline Earley’s ceramic art practice draws on her interests in science, politics and cultural issues and incorporates hand, wheel, and industrial approaches. Her work explores the relationship between ceramic form and human bodies through the shifting interplay of form, appendage, and surface.
 
Earley was recently awarded the 2017 MoNA Luminaries Artist Award, Jeffry Mitchell Award for Sculpture from the Museum of Northwest Art. She was the Premiere Award winner of the 2016 Portage Ceramic Awards and the Grand Prize winner of the 2013 Idaho Triennial. She exhibits internationally and is represented by Milford Galleries, Dunedin and Whitespace Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand.
 
She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and is Professor of Art, Ceramics at Boise State University.

Brian Gillis examines sociocultural issues as consequent evidence of particular historic moments. His work uses a variety of production strategies and conceptual approaches. These often draw from specific sites and related institutions and range from the production of objects and editions of multiples to site-specific installations and actions.
 
Gillis is the recipient of distinctions including fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Oregon Arts Commission, MacDowell Colony, and a recent residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Gillis has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at institutions including CUE Art Foundation, the Mint Museum, and the Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as the Cluj Museum of Art in Romania and Heilongjiang University in China.
 
Gillis received a Master of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Oregon.

Kate Walker’s work encompasses hybrid painting objects and performance video projects, which intersect with our current cultural moment. Often collaborating with groups of students, or community members, these include choreographed performances or staged events that speak to specific contemporary social issues. Recent projects focus on visibility and agency of the queer body, and imaginary manifestations of current Utopian and dystopian urges.
 
Recent grants and awards include selection as a finalist for the 2018 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Idaho Commission on the Arts Grant, Alexa Rose Foundation Grant, and residencies at the Australia National University and Whitireia New Zealand. Walker has shown her work nationally and internationally including
Select 2, Garvey Simon, New York (2017), Out of Sight, Seattle, WA (2017) (collaborative work with Caroline Earley), ‘REUNION’- LGBTQA Symposium Show, Greenly Gallery, Bloomsburg University PA (2017)The Annual Wallace Art Awards, New Zealand (2014) and 28th Festival Les Instants Video, Marseilles, France (2015).
 
Walker received her MFA from the University of Arizona in 2005 and is an Associate Professor, at Boise State University. 

 

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TOWN Friday -  Alastair Gordon
Jun
29
4:00 PM16:00

TOWN Friday -  Alastair Gordon

Mildred's Lane and The Mildred Complex(ity)

TOWN Friday
6:00 pm gathering at The Mildred Complex(ity)
6:30 pm at The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Krauss Recital Hall!

Alastair Gordon
THE ROAD TO INVERCOE

War, Memory & the Landscape of Extinction

"In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness."

- Samuel Beckett

Alastair Gordon is an award-winning critic and author who has written regularly about the built environment for the is an award-winning critic and author who has written regularly about the built environment for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. His critically acclaimed books include Naked AirportWeekend Utopia, Spaced Out, Unfolded and Wandering Forms. His essays have been published in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Architectural Record, New York Observer, Interiors, House & Garden, Metropolis, and Dwell. He was Contributing Editor for architecture/design at WSJ., the Wall Street Journal Magazine (2008-2015), and wrote the popular "Wall-to-Wall" blog on the Journal's website. He launched a critical thinking/writing program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2016-2017; served as Distinguished Fellow at the Miami Beach Urban Studios (FIU, 2014-2017); and was the inaugural speaker/visiting scholar for the Vincent Scully Memorial Seminar at the University of Miami School of Architecture in 2018. He currently serves as architecture critic for the Miami Herald and is Editorial Director of Gordon de Vries Studio, an imprint that publishes books about the human environment.
 
"Gordon's eye for the convergence of art, architecture and commerce is unerring."
              - Publishers Weekly
 

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