Camp Solong: Almost Season

Exhibition opening

Camp Solong: Almost Season

Camp Solong artists, Ethan Hayes-Chute and Dafna Maimon will adopt their counselor personas Baloo and Fluffly respectively as they engage gallery visitors in Camp Solong activities during the First Friday Art Walk.

Camp Solong tailors a program which makes use of the potential condition of the Farewell. Recognizing it as the most essential experience of not just summer camp but also existence at large, saying good-bye is essential to the the three-day summer camp program. Camp Solong is stacked full of around-the-clock fun, relaxing activities, and contemporary methods that stimulate and prepare campers for their inevitable departure. Through guided exercises and games, visitors will be given the chance to sift through the entire emotional range of the "goodbye universe," in all its stinging colors.

Join Fluffy and Baloo in:

  • Emotional trashbining
  • Extreme bunk-bedding
  • Dirt soul-searching
  • Self-conscious napping
  • Tide-side snacking
  • Campfire ranting
  • Stretching and releasing
  • Camp fun-raising
  • Solo time-traveling
  • Primal trade posting
  • Losing tools and crafts
  • Deep forest scavigation


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

June 1, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This event will take place during the First Friday Art Walk. It is free and open to the public.