The Mildred Complex(ity) project space on Main Street in Narrowsburg, NY becomes a library of curiosities featuring an unfolding collection of rarely seen ephemera and artifacts from the annual swarmings and events at Mildred's Lane over the last twenty years.
Throughout the coming weeks, The Mildred Complex(ity) project space becomes a library of curiosities featuring an unfolding collection of rarely seen ephemera and artifacts from the annual swarmings and events at Mildred's Lane over the last twenty years. Organized from the archives this week are a selection of drawings, photographs, objects, and other material culture for public perusal.
As some of you already know, we open a seasonal pop-up shop at the Mildred Complex(ity) Project Space. a Guide to the Field is a tiny subsidiary project of Mildred's Lane. This project exists solely to raise funds for supporting site-projects, workshops, and maintenance; featuring hand-made objects, limited editions, cut cotton wares, clothing, artifacts, and other curiosities from internationally renown artists swarming annually, (living-working-making-researching) at Mildred’s Lane.
Mildred Archaeology is an ongoing project revealing hidden histories of Mildred’s Lane. The old farmhouse on site is a small, 1830-1840s homestead with a 1790s hearth. We call this historic building The Mildred House, and The Mildred’s Lane Transhistorical Society and Museum.
at Mildred's Lane, July 20, 2017
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Divya Anantharaman is a former taxidermist in residence at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, a board member of the New England Association of Taxidermists, author of “Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy”, and specializes in small mammal and bird taxidermy. She has won awards and honors for her work in both traditional professional and artistic taxidermy competitions, including a Best in Show and Best in Category at the 2015 GSTA Show and Competition, a blue ribbon at the 2016 NEAT show, and most recently a second place in the professional division at the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships. She's had the honor of having a piece in Breakthrough Magazine (the premiere taxidermy trade publication), and her work is regularly featured in the press as wide and varied as the NY Times, National Geographic, BBC Science Radio, and hit Discovery/Science Channel TV Show Oddities. She's shown at galleries like La Luz de Jesus in LA, Arch Enemy Arts in PA, Rush NYC, and has worked on permanent displays in the Chamber of Wonders at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Divya began her foray in taxidermy in 2007 as a self-taught artist. She eventually received professional training from award winning traditional taxidermists and further developed her skills by attending state and national competitions. As a board member of New England Association of Taxidermists, she's constantly engaged with a wide range of artists and professionals in the taxidermy community. Her work is driven by her passion for art, science, and wildlife conservation.
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.
Limited Editions by
J. Morgan Puett
DECEMBER 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th,
then on the 22nd and 23rd,
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
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.
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)
J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion
It is a long standing collegial practice among artists to gift each other their work as a token of mutual respect and affection – an act of exchange as well as sentiment.