Adam Stennett: Survival Evasion and Escape


Artist
Glenn Horowitz invited us to see Adam Stennett enter the world after a month of living in a self-made shack.  Here he is for the first time making his way out and into civilization.

Shack
Stennett built a 6.5 x 9.5 foot shack to live in and produce his work for a month.  The question being how to carve out time to make art while living and thriving.  He talked about how he came to NYC and worked like a dog in order to make enough money to spend a few years just focusing on his art.  Then the economy imploded and his ability to sell his art did too.  The gallery that represented him closed and he had to return to working instead of doing his work.  The question being, how do you survive as an artist?

Shackin4
His supplies were minimal.  He definitely thought about all aspects including the tick situation out east where the shack was built.  He did research and discovered that garlic and eucalyptus kept away deer and ticks.  The whole project was interesting.

Shackside
He spent some time listening to old radio recordings from WWII. 

Shackin2
I am curious about the work that came from this month.  All of the work will be shown at Glenn Horowitz in East Hampton for the month of September.  Tracey Jackson wrote a great post on happening too.