Home Is Where the Heart Is
in conjunction with the Earth Manual Project and Disaster Preparedness in Constructed Environments
The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
Parsons School of Design
2 West 13th St, Ground Floor, New York, NY
September 27, 2018 - December 12, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, September 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Curators Andrew Cornell Robinson, Jim Osman

As we approach the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, an interdisciplinary group of artists have come together to create an exhibition about place and displacement. Both Kustera Projects and the surrounding Red Hook, Brooklyn neighborhood were directly impacted by the storm as were several of the artists and curators participating in this project. Co-curator and participating artist Andrew Cornell Robinson recovered a dollhouse from his family’s home and community devastated by the hurricane. The watermarks still visible on the stained wallpaper mark the receding ocean and are evidence of the loss of life and the destruction of whole ommunities. This miniature edifice serves as a palimpsest for each of the participants who have been randomly assigned a room to transform. The melancholy history of this reliquary is subdued by the balm of optimism sparked by the creative responses of this group of intergenerational and cross disciplinary cultural producers that include sculptors, painters, printmakers, curators, fashion designers, ceramists, filmmakers, and makers each of whom respond to this space by creating something poetic. More


Kustera Projects, Red Hook, 57 Wolcott Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, annakustera.com
Exhibition on view Saturday 29 April 2017 through Sunday 4 June 2017.

Home is Where the Heart is, a project of acrStudio, the arts + crafts research Studio of Andrew Cornell Robinson © 2018