Odd Beauty at Southampton Arts Center

I’m flattered to have been asked to submit some work for Art Donovan’s new steampunk art exhibit in Southampton NY.

Art was the man behind the original Steampunk exhibit at the The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford back in 2010. That was the show that really put steampunk on the map in the art world. The artists who exhibited in that show as well as Art’s own works have been an inspiration to me ever since. It’s an honor to exhibit a piece now with some of those original artists, as well as a whole new crew of artists that I’ve been following and admiring over the years for their fantastic talent and vision in this crazy genre.

I’m not exactly the most prolific artist in the world to begin with, and it’s been a chaotic couple of years since moving back to the states from the V.I. (thank god I did, though), so I haven’t had much time to create anything new. The only piece I had sitting around was the DeuxAmp stereo system, which of course is huge. I waffled about sending it, just because the price of building crates and shipping that thing was not a small investment. But in the end, I decided it was well worth it, and began building crates. Of course, as fate would have it, Hurricane Irma hit the week I had to ship them out, so there was a bit of stress and drama trying to get all of that sorted. Perseverance paid off and the pieces are snug in their place at the museum as I type this.

One of the highlights of the show for me is that on October 15th Thomas Dolby will be there giving a speech and playing music!! How exciting!

If you get a chance to get to Southampton, I highly recommend you check it out!

Here’s the details:

September 23 through November 12
Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Ln, Southampton, NY 11968

Contributing artists:

Tom Banwell, David Barnett, Ian Crichton, Art Donovan, Dave Duros, Steve Erenberg, Cameron Forrest, Paige Gardner, Eric Freitas, Vianney Halter, Steve La Riccia, Vincent Mattina, Sam van Olffen, Clayton Orehek, Daniel Proulx, Saxon Reynolds, Filip Sawczuk, Todd Sloane, and Stephan J. Smith.

Special events include:

Saturday, October 7
“A Day with Paige Gardner, Steampunk Costume Maker Extraordinaire” from noon to 5 p.m. in the galleries with a 5 p.m. talk.

Sunday, October 8
Art Donovan offers a gallery tour of the exhibit at 1 p.m.

Friday, October 13, at 7 p.m.
SAC will screen the film “Tower to the People – Tesla’s Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues”

Sunday, October 15, at 6 p.m.
Thomas Dolby appears live for “She Blinded Me with Science: Talk and Live Musical Performance.” Tickets are $25.

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