JAMES PROSEK
May
24
Jul 2

JAMES PROSEK

  • The Mildred Complex(ity)

James Prosek is an artist, writer and naturalist who has exhibited his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Art among others. He is the author of eleven books including Eels, which was a New York Times Book Review editor’s choice.
Prosek has written for the New York Times and National Geographic among other publications and is a co-founder of the conservation group World Trout with Patagonia clothing company. His documentary on the 17th-century angler Izaak Walton won a Peabody Award. He is working on a book with Bloomsbury Publishers about how and why we name and order nature.

Jun
24
5:00 pm17:00

Social Saturday - Mark Thomann/wHY Studio

City is Nature /
wHY Grounds Recent Works.
 
Social Saturday, ­­June 24, 2017
 
Mark Thomann is the director of wHY grounds, an imaginative landscape and urban design studio that collaborates with architects, urban planners, and artists worldwide to cultivate and program future ecologies and open space.  The goal is to connect people and lifestyles to a vision of healthy and resilient cities and environments through the seamless integration of building, landscape and urban environments. The workshop enables art, function, nature and structure to beautifully coexist.   
 
5:00 Tour (by reservation only)
6:00 Cocktails
6:30 Lecture
7:30 Digestion Choreography
 
Also, see the NEW PROJECT at MILDRED’S LANE
 
SpringHouseIceHouse Session, June 12-25, is wrapping up this week of phase one; a collaboration to design-and-build a small, vernacular SpringHouseIceHouse featuring solar energy, a spring-fed well, and local and site-sourced building material. This project will harness the attributes of sun, water, and earth; intentionally connecting permaculture principles to a longstanding need for sustainable and efficient food storage. We have begun the foundations of this creative exercise in adaptive reuse that conflates the historical vernacular, off-the-shelf technologies and emergent, low-tech methodologies.
 
Please come meet the team and see the beginnings of this unusual vernacular architecture project at Mildred’s Lane.
 
Special thanks to Paul Bartow, Cameron Klavsen, Stan Pipkin, Alex Schecter, Gina Siepel, with fellows Elizabeth Pittard, Michelle Kelly Rogers, Shelley Spector, Will Staub, Jeff Tan, Sandy Williams, School of Visual Arts, New York City and University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art. 
 
Limited seating
Request an Invitation

 


Jun
23
3:00 pm15:00

Town Friday - Swarming at The Mildred Complex(ity) Project Space

TOWN FRIDAY, June 23, 2017
A Swarming
at The Mildred Complex(ity) Project Space
37b Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764
6:00 – 8:00pm

We are wrapping up this week of phase one; a collaboration to design-and-build a small, vernacular SpringHouseIceHouse featuring solar energy, a spring-fed well, and local and site-sourced building material. This project will harness the attributes of sun, water, and earth; intentionally connecting permaculture principles to a longstanding need for sustainable and efficient food storage. We have begun the foundations of this creative exercise in adaptive reuse that conflates the historical vernacular, off-the-shelf technologies and emergent, low-tech methodologies. 

Please come for a reception for the team of this unusual vernacular architecture project at Mildred’s Lane.

Special thanks to Paul Bartow, Cameron Klavsen, Stan Pipkin, Alex Schecter, Gina Siepel, with fellows Elizabeth Pittard, Michelle Kelly Rogers, Shelley Spector, Will Staub, Jeff Tan, Sandy Williams and School of Visual Arts, New York City and University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art. 

Jun
16
5:00 pm17:00

Town Friday - Stan PIPKIN

SpringHouseIceHouse Session
June 12-24


Solar Entanglement

As a part of the Spring House/Ice House Session at Mildred’s Lane, Stan Pipkin will share a presentation exploring the entangled nature of solar as a cornerstone of the new energy commons. He will be testing this proposition against Elinor Ostrom's principles of the management of the Commons. It is not meant to be academic, nor strictly practical, but would touch on the aspirational trends in distributed energy, while being grounded in specific policy and behavioral models.

BIO
Since 2007, Stan Pipkin has co-managed and owned Lighthouse Solar in Austin. Starting out with only two employees, Lighthouse Solar Austin now employs over thirty people. Pipkin has been involved in the shaping of local and state policy to foster more favorable conditions for the growth of the business. While managing and growing all aspects of the integration business, he has worked closely with a number of industry innovators, including Lumos Solar on the development of applied solar products.
 
In addition to the solar business, Pipkin runs an architectural design practice, Pipkinc., which includes residential, commercial and civic projects. His interests in community development, sustainable building practices and policy work have found expressions in multiple forms. There is considerable overlap between integrated solar design and holistic architectural design services.
 
In 2000, Pipkin co-founded a research and design collective, Spurse, which has engaged in community design projects, material research and process consulting for institutions and organizations ranging from the Guggenheim Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, MassMoca, and The Land Institute. Their work has included exhibitions, workshops, lectures, participatory community design projects, product development and architectural design.

www.lighthousesolar.com

Jun
10
5:00 pm17:00

Social Saturday - JAMES PROSEK

JAMES PROSEK
Names and Nature, Word and World

Limited seating

Read James Prosek’s article in the New York Times.

Social Saturday, June 10, 2017

James Prosek will talk about how he uses taxidermy in his art to engage ideas about hybridity, mythology and the general friction between the real and imagined. One of Prosek's research interests involves how and why we name and order nature; how we make sense of nature through language – what changes in the mind when we join words to the world. Collecting specimens, preserving them, (i.e. through killing an organism, preparing the tissue in alcohol and stuffing the skin with cotton, as in the case of birds,) is the first step in naming a creature. According to many codes of zoological nomenclature, you must still collect an individual for it to be named a new species.

5:00 Tour (by reservation only)
6:00 Cocktails by Laura Silverman
6:30 Lecture by James Prosek
7:30 Digestion Choreography with Athena Kokoronis
9:00 Fire Project #6 by Amy Yoes and Company

Music throughout the evening by Stovetop 
With Jason Merrill, Vibes, Nick Desouza, and Gabby Borges

Limited seating
Request your invitation here

James Prosek is showing his work at 
The Mildred Complex(ity) 
37b Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY,

May 27 through July 2, 2017
Summer Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00

There will be a reception for the Artist, free and open to the public on
Friday, June 9th, 6:00-8:00

James Prosek is an artist, writer and naturalist who has exhibited his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Art among others. He is the author of eleven books including Eels, which was a New York Times Book Review editor’s choice. Prosek has written for the New York Times and National Geographic among other publications and is a co-founder of the conservation group World Trout with Patagonia clothing company. His documentary on the 17th-century angler Izaak Walton won a Peabody Award. He is working on a book with Bloomsbury Publishers about how and why we name and order nature.

Contributing Creative Practitioner Bios

Athena Kokoronis, a long- time involvement at Mildred's Lane, is an artist who incorporates food, cloth, dance and fungi into her collaborative art practice. Her current work, Domestic Performance Agency takes the simultaneous form of an artist-run space, a persona, and an ongoing performance. The Domestic Performance Agency is a hub in Brooklyn; A home-economics hub that looks to motherhood and artisthood in pursuit to create economy based on domestic labor, love, desire, and performance. www.domesticperformanceagency.com

Laura Silverman is a writer, cook, naturalist, forager and wildcrafter who lives in Sullivan County, NY. She believes that fun with flora and fauna is transformative. On her blog, Glutton for Life, and as a contributor to Edible magazine, The River Reporter and WJFF Radio Catskill, she encourages people to experience the healing powers of nature by venturing into the wild and eating mindfully from farm, forest and field. 

Amy Yoes and Company: Fire Project #6
The Fire Projects are structures built in the landscape, architectural follies constructed out of scavenged materials. Amy Yoes choreographs their burning by calibrating the burn rates of the wood, cardboard, and paper. These are ephemeral pieces, with a very condensed lifespan; yet the cycle is carried forward, through the drawing charcoal collected from the smoldering ruins.
Amy Yoes was born in 1959 and grew up in Houston, Texas. She has lived in Chicago, San Francisco and, since 1998, in New York. She works in a multi-faceted way, alternately employing installation, photography, video, painting, and sculpture. An interest in decorative language and architectural space permeates all of her work. She responds to formal topologies of ornament and style that have reverberated through time, informing our mutually constructed visual and cultural memory.

A Guide to the Field
Dec
15
Dec 23

A Guide to the Field

Seasonal Gifts

Limited Editions by
Mark Dion
Rebecca Purcell
J. Morgan Puett
Jeffrey Jenkins
Lisa DeFrance
Cameron Klavsen
and others

DECEMBER 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th,
then on the 22nd and 23rd,
from 12:00-6:00
 

Mildred’s Lane’s off-site project space on Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY intentionally maintains a multidimensional psyche and presence; often transforming from studio, office, laboratory, archive, gallery or project space and occasionally becoming an experimental retail storefront – we call this, The Mildred Complex(ity).

Projects with Resident Artists in Complex(ity) manifest in exhibitions, performances, workshops, lectures and other communal activities in this remarkable hamlet on the Upper Delaware River. These emergent storefront projects critically examine the social and civic dynamics of exchange and collaboration in the twenty-first century.

Currently, a GUIDE TO THE FIELD pop-up shop/fundraiser features a reserve of hand-made products, limited print editions, and publications from renowned artists swarming at Mildred’s Lane.

Please visit and help support our efforts throughout this holiday season at 37b Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY,

Also, we’ll be present at the Narrowsburg Indy Market in the upstairs Krause Recital Hall of The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance at 37 Main Street on the weekend of
DECEMBER 17th and 18th

Puett Projects
Oct
8
Nov 13

Puett Projects

Opening October 8, 2016 all day
On show until November 13, 2016

Wholesale To The Trade Only:
Excerpts from
The J. Morgan Puett, Inc. Archive (1984-2006)
Beeswax drenched, mixed media

In honor of the Narrowsburg Honey Bee Festival (October 8th) we are concentrating special emphasis on beeswax.

J. Morgan Puett created a series of experimental storefront projects during the eighties and nineties in New York City. The artist run wholesale corporation closed in 1997; at that time, the JMP,INC archive–all of its contents–from dresses, cloth and patterns to financial records, cancelled checks, shipping receipts and other ephemera were preserved–drenched in natural beeswax.

This Pompeian action was first shown in a 1998 exhibition at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle in Fribourg, Switzerland; then later, on show at the Swiss Institute of Manhattan; and, also installed at Alexander Gray Associates of Chelsea, NY in 2006. Each showing of the archive has critically revisited the artist’s storefront interventions into the fashion system during a time when lines between the art world and lifestyle branding were collapsing around us, and continue to do so.  

Additionally, Other works from the Puett family will be on show including; written work by Lake Puett, Garnett Puett apisculpture, Barry Puett talks on generations of queen bee breeding and featuring, Grad-Puett family owned Big Island Bees Honey.

In memory of sister, J. Lake Puett, 1953-2016.

Bartow + Collaborator                         FREE for Free
Sep
2
Oct 2

Bartow + Collaborator FREE for Free

Bartow + Collaborator      

FREE for Free             

Image courtesy of the artist September 3 - October 2, 2016 September 2 Opening reception and artist talk, 6-9pm A Free exhibition by Bartow + Collaborator with the generosity of others, and special guest Scott Constable This exhibition represents and redistributes objects that have been acquired, utilized, and left on the curb as a public offering of FREE. Tires, plates, books, toys, televisions, and more are included in this collection of cultural ephemera. The phenomenon of FREE imagines a new home for the used and unwanted without guilt of our excess but with a mindful utility for the salvageable. The objects on display for this exhibition are free for the taking. It is B+C's hope that this collection will leave (literally) with the visitors who view them. Special contributor Scott Constable, a California-based artist, designer and educator has donated a portion of his FREE signs to this exhibit, which will accompany B+C's collection. This mingling of FREE East and FREE West is a provisional bracket for the typography of FREE in the United States. Paul Bartow (b.1964) is an artist, designer, researcher, educator, and builder. Bartow’s practice is inherently collaborative and falls under the moniker B+C (Bartow+Collaborator). He has been documenting and collecting FREE since 2006. Paul Bartow's FREE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bartowpaul. More on Bartow+Collaborator: https://bartowcollaborator.wordpress.com Bartow lives with his wife Martha Hawksworth, a veterinarian, in Watkins Glen, NY. He works both in Watkins Glen and Austin, TX. He holds a MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked collaboratively as Bartow+Metzgar with the artist Richard Metzgar from 1999 to 2012. The Mildred Complex(ity) [Storefront/Studio/Project–-Town] 37B Main Street Storefront Project Space Narrowsburg, NY 12764 Tel/845 252 3554 Open fall hours Thursday - Saturday 12-5pm and by appointment; Contact: mildredslane@gmail.com

Image courtesy of the artist

September 3 - October 2, 2016
September 2 Opening reception and artist talk, 6-9pm

A Free exhibition by Bartow + Collaborator with the generosity of others, and special guest Scott Constable

This exhibition represents and redistributes objects that have been acquired, utilized, and left on the curb as a public offering of FREE. Tires, plates, books, toys, televisions, and more are included in this collection of cultural ephemera. The phenomenon of FREE imagines a new home for the used and unwanted without guilt of our excess but with a mindful utility for the salvageable. The objects on display for this exhibition are free for the taking. It is B+C's hope that this collection will leave (literally) with the visitors who view them. Special contributor Scott Constable, a California-based artist, designer and educator has donated a portion of his FREE signs to this exhibit, which will accompany B+C's collection. This mingling of FREE East and FREE West is a provisional bracket for the typography of FREE in the United States.

Paul Bartow (b.1964) is an artist, designer, researcher, educator, and builder. Bartow’s practice is inherently collaborative and falls under the moniker B+C (Bartow+Collaborator). He has been documenting and collecting FREE since 2006. Paul Bartow's FREE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bartowpaul. More on Bartow+Collaborator: https://bartowcollaborator.wordpress.com

Bartow lives with his wife Martha Hawksworth, a veterinarian, in Watkins Glen, NY. He works both in Watkins Glen and Austin, TX. He holds a MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked collaboratively as Bartow+Metzgar with the artist Richard Metzgar from 1999 to 2012.

The Mildred Complex(ity)
[Storefront/Studio/Project–-Town]
37B Main Street Storefront Project Space
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Tel/845 252 3554

Open fall hours Thursday - Saturday 12-5pm and by appointment;
Contact: mildredslane@gmail.com

A GUIDE TO THE FIELD
Jul
24
Aug 13

A GUIDE TO THE FIELD

 

Mildred’s Lane has been in full swing, at the peak of its 2016 season, Year of InterNectaries; and it has been a successful summer. However, we are still desperately seeking scholarship funding for fellows in need. Please contribute generously!

We are presenting A GUIDE TO THE FIELD, a FUNDRAISER POP-UP SHOP. On show are limited editions of prints, clothing, photography, publications, jewelry and other artful objects.

Featuring: Big Island Bees, Mark Dion, Jorge Colombo, Jeffrey Jenkins, Cameron Klavsen, Garnett Puett, J. Morgan Puett, Rebecca Purcell, Tivoli Tileworks, Amy Yoes and Fellows of Mildred’s Lane.

Please Support Mildred’s Lane and The Mildred Complex(ity)
Thank you!
J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion