AT THE PUFFIN ROOM
435 BROOME STREET
SATURDAY JAN. 17TH
6 – 9 PM
WITH DJ SeMeN SPeRmS
DANA L. GOLDSTEIN
JASON MATTHEW LEE
JILLIAN LEIGH FEDERMAN
ROBERT S L WALTZER
NO RSVP NECESSARY
(215) 932 0387
Opening January 17th, in collaborative effort, 20 international artists will transform The Puffin Room into The Playground; a beautifully unconventional and fictitious utopia where the artists will lead its audience through a subliminal journey of self-consciousness and exploration in regard to their reluctance and personal struggle to the surrendering of their childhood.
Continuing its mission of showcasing the talents of socially conscious and foreword thinking artists The Puffin Room is pleased to present The Playground, an extraordinary exhibition of photography, installation, sculptor, painting, and various mediums whose creators are reexamining and exploring the notion and concept of making the momentous transition from childhood to adulthood.
Beginning on January 17th, The Puffin Room will transform itself into an imaginary, magnetic, and fascinating Playground, an unconventional eutopia for self exploration, growth, and the subliminal from the harsh realities of adulthood into childhood, and back again.
Included in The Playground show are little girls nightstands as artworks, beautifully and thoughtfully colored common house hold items, tasteful nude photographs turned into giant puzzles, rosaries made entirely of jacks, handcrafted teepees and forts, and various art works ranging from photographs, paintings, installations, sculptor, and music and video installations created by 20 fantastic artists, including Anton Glamb, Dana L. Goldstein, Gordon Stevenson, Jason Mathew Lee, Pablo Power, Scott Shannon, Robert S. L. Waltzer, Tim Diet, and Will Robbins.
The country’s first permanent playground, in New York City’s Seward Park, was built in 1903 for children from the nearby Lower East Side tenements. Since then, playgrounds and the imaginative world to be discovered inside them, have taken on many forms. With The Playground The Puffin Room presents an innovative and thought provoking take on this everyday structure, only blocks from where the structure was first invented over two hundred years a go. The design for The Playground exhibition was brought to life by Jillian Leigh Federman and Tanya Arakara Rosenstein, the Manhattan-based production duo from HanaLeigh Productions in collaboration with photographer Dana Lauren Goldstein.
As adulthood creeps up on all of us and childhood lingers in our recent memories, step inside the wondrous world of The Puffin Room, to imagine, dream, play, and feel comforted by the fact that growing up may not always mean giving up on your dreams and all the fun stuff life has to offer.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on January 13, 2009