FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
POWERPLAY, A Sculpture Park
Hayground School, 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Opening Event: July 14th, 2012: 12PM – 8PM, Closing Date: August 24th, 2012
Penn Station LIRR to Bridgehampton Station (5 minute walk to POWERPLAY)
Free and open to the public
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On July 14th, 2012 POWERPLAY activates the 13-acre facility of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, Long Island featuring over 25 emerging and established artists from the East End and New York City. The participatory-based programming highlights sculpture, installation, performance, sound and video.
POWERPLAY is a sculpture of experiences curated by Molly Morgan Weiss and The City Firm. POWERPLAY invites the viewer to question the value system of power and how it is interpreted within the American psyche. The exhibition confronts the dualities between natural and man made energy, as well as being a part of a global community versus an ethnocentric one. The themes explored are alternative energy, science, space exploration, food, holistic practices, technology, spirituality, sexuality, wealth, beauty, ritual and human interaction. A printed map of the 13-acre experience will be provided upon entrance.
POWERPLAY is inspired by the spirit of the Hayground School, known for its holistic philosophies and radical Arts Program and Outreach. POWERPLAY will host a number of Hayground projects that highlights the school, its community, and its unique programming. The outdoor sculptures lining the grounds will be on view until August 24th. A percent of all proceeds will go to the Hayground School, which is a registered 501(K) non-profit organization.
Sculptures: Amanda Browder, Eric Cahan, Michael Chairello, Lance De Los Reyes, Violet Dennison, Grant Haffner, Steve Heller, Nathan Slate Joseph, Matt Jones, Ryan Keeley, Gloria Kisch, Dennis Leri, Eric Leiser, Ryan Leitner, David Maddy, Shantell Martin, NewVillager, Ze’ev Willy Neumann, Leigh Nisonson, Clayton Orehek, Matisse Patterson, Jason Peters, SHOWPAPER Newsboxes, Mint & Serf, Matt Stone, Peter Sutherland, Ben Wolf & Steve Zaluski
Installations: Santina Amato (Classroom: Video Installation), Roxie Darling (Launch Pad: Hair Installation), Walker Fee (Classroom: Live Tape Art) Beth Fiore (Pool: Wearable Art Dive), Hayden Fowler (Classroom: Video Projection), Jeanette Hayes (Computer Lab: Media Takeover), Miz Metro (The Path: Sound Lane), NewVillager (Gymnasium: Installation and Performance), Matt Stone, Push Pops & Prayer Town (Classroom: Sculpture, Sound & Performance), Andrina Smith (The Round: Spoken word), Joy Tomasko (Field: Participatory Performance), Velveteen & Guillermo Riveros (SandBox 1: Sun Tanning Performance), Maria Pessino (The Round: Traditional Cuban Boleros )
July 14th Programming: Yoga, Energy Healing conducted by Tim Chambers, Jen Cronley and Jessi Brooks, Round Table Discussion on POWERPLAY, Hayground Workshops, Dan Bailey Drum Circle, and Food Trucks.
Hayground School’s mission is to provide an open, community school where conventional teaching methods are replaced by new ways of teaching and learning. The school is committed to a program of innovation in a community of diversity, both economical and cultural. Molly Morgan Weiss is an East End native, living and working in New York City, known for her art and curatorial projects exploring interactive pieces in public spaces. The City Firm’s mission is to push the limits of how art is exhibited & consumed in all forms of media. The City Firm brings together artists and curators who go beyond the traditional gallery model for special projects and unique collaborations. The City Firm team: Laura O’Reilly, Sasha Okshteyn, Pamela Willoughby, and Alexander Clark.
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