Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Flux Factory and Gowanus Studio Space presents Sea Worthy

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Flux Factory and Gowanus Studio Space presents Sea Worthy

EFA Project Space

June 2, 2011

Sea Worthy


Dearest Margaret: 

I am delighted to be writing you from aboard the ocean-going exhibition Sea Worthy, chartered by the respectable companies Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Flux Factory and Gowanus Studio Space. We are due to sail on June 10th, and there is a public reception planned from 6-8 pm at the EFA Project Space to see us on our way.  It has been raining now for weeks. Hopeful it will clear…

Your beloved–

Dear Margaret:

Weeks at sea now & still no sea legs. In port today: a place called Gowanus. I hear speak of a lavender-shaded canal that flows right through the center. Will send a card. So much to do! There are fascinating films and lectures “of a scientific and curious nature” and public excursions out on the sea!  Yesterday, the captain pointed out an unidentified ship on the horizon that seems to be following us…


My Darling:

I had the honor of being invited to the captain’s table last night where I met a group of talented and well-traveled artists, commissioned by the ship’s patrons to enhance the environment on board. I must note down their names so as not to forget: 

Michael Arcega, Rachel Bacon, Jimbo Blachly & Lytle Shaw, Matt Bua, George Boorujy, Adriane Colburn, Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Thomas Dexter, Amze Emmons, Jason Gandy, Richard Haley, Haley Hughes, Sarah Julig, Jonathan Kaiser, Marie Lorenz, Orien McNeil, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Anne Percoco, Natalia Porter, Duke Riley, Tod Seelie, Reid Stowe, Swimming Cities and Swoon. 

On the whole they are quite civilized, I am happy to report, though I sense a touch of the corsair from not a few of them. 


Sea Worthy: an Exhibition
is the first of athree-part collaboration between EFA Project Space, Flux Factory, and Gowanus Studio Space. It will be followed by Sea Worthy: Excursions and Sea Worthy: Workshops. 

Sea Worthypresents work by artists who employ the boat as a platform for collective action, private reflection and liberatory possibility.

For complete information on all activities and artists involved, visit www.seaworthynyc.org

Sea Worthy: The Exhibition is on view at
EFA Project Space,
323 West 39 Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Gallery Hours:
JUNE–Wed- Sat, 12–6
JULY–Wed- Fri, 12–6 (and by appointment)

projectspace [​at​] efanyc.org

212-563-5855 x 244

EFA Project Space is a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts that presents exhibitions and events in collaboration with a diverse range of organizations, curators and artists to provide a comprehensive and critical perspective on the creative process. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Through its three core programs, EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum to develop their practice. www.efanyc.org

Flux Factory, established in 1994, is an open artists collective and non-profit artist-run center. Located in Long Island City, Flux Factory supports innovative and collaborative art works. It is thus primarily an incubation and laboratory space, a forum for experimental collaboration. www.fluxfactory.org

The Gowanus Studio Space is a community of artisans—industrial and graphic designers, as well as artists, archi­tects and entrepreneurs—working to encourage cross-pollination between the art and design communities, and sup­port new business and design projects, while making significant creative inroads for individuals and the surrounding community. Located in the historically industrial neighborhood along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, The Studio houses a large industrial arts workshop as well as private studio and exhibition space. www.gowanusstudiospace.org


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June 2, 2011

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