As we approach the fifth 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 twenty-three 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, architecture, curators, fashion designers, ceramists, a writer, a dancer, and a filmmaker each of whom respond to this space by creating something new and playful.

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Curators Andrew Cornell Robinson, Jim Osman

Kustera Projects, Red Hook, 57 Wolcott Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231,
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 © 2017