susan c. dessel

OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale. © Susan C. Dessel 2008

OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale. © Susan C. Dessel 2008

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
& Sciences
120 Long Beach Boulevard
Loveladies, NJ 08008
Gallery Tel: 609-494-1241

Alternate Views

  • OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale. © Susan C. Dessel 2008

    OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale. © Susan C. Dessel 2008

  • OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale back view. OUR BACKYARD... artist's installation now walled-in. © Sandra Anton 2008

    back view. OUR BACKYARD... artist's installation now walled-in. © Sandra Anton 2008

  • OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale front view. OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale walled-in. © Sandra Anton 2008

    front view. OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale walled-in. © Sandra Anton 2008

  • OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale laying the sod. © Susan C. Dessel 2008

    laying the sod. © Susan C. Dessel 2008

  • OUR BACKYARD: A Cautionary Tale getting there. © Susan C. Dessel 2008

    getting there. © Susan C. Dessel 2008