Opening October 8, 2016 all day
On show until November 13, 2016
Wholesale To The Trade Only:
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.