Camp Solong: Almost Season – Closing Reception, Artist Talk And Ruffle Draw
12:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
Camp Solong counselors Fluffy and Baloo invite visitors to join them for their last day at their summer offices at SPACE, where they have been filing, researching, crafting and processing emotions to prepare for their upcoming season of camp.
Summer camps are known for their intense moments and unforgettable encounters. New friends are made, old selves are tossed aside, and flames are sparked. Summer camps are all about humans serendipitously coming together within the wildness of nature for the sake of reaching emotional peaks of both exaltation and relaxation.
But every summer camp starts with its end in sight, and at the finale, every camper, every counselor has to face this inevitable separation from something that will never be again.
During the closing event, artists and Camp Solong counselors Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute will hold an artist talk starting at 1pm giving insight to the goodbye universe of the Camp Solong experience.
To cap off the event, the 1st Annual Camp Solong Goodbye Ruffle will come to its timely end; the very enticing prizes will include original artworks created by camp counselors Fluffy & Baloo, Camp Solong fashion, and rare Solong related artifacts.
Get your last minute tickets during the event before the final winners are drawn!
Finnish/Israeli Artist, Dafna Maimon (b.1982) works in video, performance and ‘immersive performance-installations’. Interested in directing an experience in a collective workshop-type of way, Maimon’s practice tests the limits of stereotypes while facilitating creative therapeutic techniques. Popular tongue and cheek definitions of identity and the body manifest themselves in her ‘amateur performance ensembles’. Boundaries of the contemporary self are probed to allow for new ways of being. Dafna Maimon was born in Porvoo, Finland. She has a bachelor’s degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and a master’s degree from the Sandberg Institute. She has had residencies at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Iaspis, Stockholm; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York; and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA. Maimon has exhibited at venues including Gallery Wedding, Berlin, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Kunst-Werke, Berlin; Sinne Gallery and SIC Space, Helsinki; PS1 Moma, New York; Center for Contemporary Arts Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Moscow Museum of Modern Art; 1646, Den Haag; W139, Amsterdam; Annie Wharton Gallery, Los Angeles; and Project Native Informant, London.
Follow Dafna on Instagram: @dafnamaimon
Ethan Hayes-Chute (b. 1982) explores vernacular approaches to everyday life, especially in the domestic realm. This includes, but is not limited to, architecture, design, technology, and language. His research into such vernaculars expresses a fascination and admiration for self-sufficiency, do-it-yourself sensibilities, and human problem-solving capacities. In his sculptural and installation works, he intertwines and stitches these themes together across scales, mediums, materials, and methods. He also hosts an online do-it-yourself TV show called The New Domestic Woodshop, in which he brings domestic fantasies to life. Ethan Hayes-Chute was born in Freeport, Maine. He has a bachelor’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He’s had residencies at Nordic Artists Center, Norway; Skaftfell, Iceland; La Fragua, Spain; and the Vermont Studio Center. Hayes-Chute has exhibited at venues including MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Portland Museum of Art; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland; Entreé, Bergen, Norway; Marrakech Biennale, Morocco; Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin; Sinne Gallery, Helsinki; The Drawing Center, New York; Combo, Cordoba; Tufts Gallery, Medford; Villa Noailles, France; and Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany.
Follow Ethan on Instagram: @ehc2000
Portrait credit: Nina Merikallio