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The Porch Show


Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
June 17 - July 24, 2005
Reception: Friday, June 17, 7 - 11 PM
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Featuring: Jo Dery Steve Harrington Aron Wahl Kim Schifino Chris Duncan Diane Barcelowsky Kyle Field Erica Somogyi Harrison Haynes Megan Whitmarsh George Ferrandi David Mcqueen Kelie Bowman Alan Calpe Julia Elsas Hanna Fushihara Sto

Over the long course of this past NY winter, we continually caught ourselves daydreaming about the lost summer filled with hanging out on porches, having barbeques, riding bikes, singing songs and connecting with each other outdoors. With the real summer just around the corner, we are bursting at the seams with excitement and would like to offer the world: The Porch Show, a group installation consisting of 17 artists whose work vary from drawing, sculpture, video, painting and performance. The American front porch sets the stage for this exhibition which aims to resurrect and embrace the ideals of community and use a seemingly forgotten piece of American architecture as its meeting place. The porch’s history, as an outdoor living room where the public and private could merge and where neighbors could tell stories, sing songs, and connect with one another, has been in steady decline since World War 2. The advent of air-conditioning, automobiles, and television provided people with more reasons to stay inside and in effect replaced the importance of community and being outdoors with a more secluded, individualistic lifestyle.
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