OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale
Exhibit Dates: May 3-18, 2008
Installation. Sand bag tarps, EMS blankets, shellac, plaster gauze, cement.
Dessel’s participation in this exhibit made possible through the support of the FOUNDATION for CONTEMPORARY ARTS (NYC).
Guest Artist Susan C. Dessel, Long Beach Island Foundation 2007-2008 Artist Residency and Retreat Exhibition.
Dessel’s installation OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale has been walled off by the gallery as a result of some of the LBIF membership’s reaction to the work as political and offensive. A warning sign greets viewers at the entrance to the walled-in area.
The transformation of having cut the work off from the real world has changed the piece and challenged the artist’s thinking.
Reaction of viewers to the work as now presented has continued to be strong and positive. Dessel invites your comments and thoughts (use e-mail link on About page).
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm.
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts
120 Long Beach Boulevard
Loveladies, NJ 08008
Gallery Tel: 609-494-1241
OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale. Â© Susan C. Dessel 2008
back view. OUR BACKYARD... artist's installation now walled-in. Â© Sandra Anton 2008
front view. OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale walled-in. Â© Sandra Anton 2008
laying the sod. Â© Susan C. Dessel 2008
getting there. Â© Susan C. Dessel 2008