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)
37B Main Street Storefront Project Space
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Tel/845 252 3554
Open fall hours Thursday - Saturday 12-5pm and by appointment;