Bushel will present “All the Way Around It,” an exhibit that will bring together two visual artists and a publisher, “all three working at the intersections of autobiography, mythography, archive and resistance,” according to a media release from organizers.
There will be an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the gallery at 106 Main St. in Delhi. The exhibit will run through Aug. 18.
David Wilson will show examples of his “box art,” large-scale Joseph Cornell– and H.C. Westermann–influenced mechanized sculptures that engage found, saved and repurposed artifacts in cabinet-style housings invoking dioramas and puppet theater. The pieces were constructed between the early 1970s and the spring of 2019. Wilson, a native of England, is a glass artist, designer and sculptor who has lived in central New York since 1978. He graduated from art school with a National Diploma in Design in 1961. Since establishing himself in the U.S. he has created numerous large-scale glass works for religious buildings, airports, medical centers, corporate and public buildings and private residences, according to the release. He has been constructing box art, often on the themes of history, war, eroticism, and political rage, since the early 1970s and has shown work previously at Gallery 53 in Cooperstown. This is his first show representing the span of his sculpture practice. He lives in South New Berlin.
Christina Hunt Wood uses photography, sculpture and video to examine and articulate aspects of her experience as an African-American living in the rural, predominantly white community where she was raised. Her “maps” employ gathered, geographically sorted and manipulated beer-can litter to mark differences between roads in her environment, according to the release. Other works are inspired by her ongoing research into the mundane, sometimes racially charged actions of local people past and present that, in Hunt’s words, can “thwart opportunity for social, economic, and environmental progress in the name of perceived tradition or patriotism.”
Wood, a resident of Delhi, received her Master of Fine Art degree from Lesley University College of Art and Design and Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Guillotine is an erratically published chapbook series focused on speculative fiction and radical nonfiction. It supports and publish work that is explicitly queer, feminist, anti-racist and
The exhibit is open for viewing between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, during other open hours, posted weekly at bushelcollective.org, by chance, and by appointment.