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Rendering of The Bonac Blind. Courtesy of the artist.


ROAD SHOW: MEET THE ARTIST & EXPLORE THE BONAC BLIND

October 18 - October 24

Please contact Scott Bluedorn at scottbluedorn@gmail.com for an appointment to visit the Bonac Blind.

PARRISH ROAD SHOW 2020
SCOTT BLUEDORN: BONAC BLIND
October 18-24, 2020
Landing Lane, Springs, East Hampton (off Old Stone Highway)
Additional visits onto the Bonac Blind are by appointment only, please contact Scott Bluedorn at scottbluedorn@gmail.com

Parrish Road Show artist Scott Bluedorn presents the Bonac Blind, a floating, mostly handmade dwelling constructed from a repurposed duck blind structure. According to Bluedorn, who participated in the Museum’s 2019 Artists Choose Artists exhibition, “The Bonac Blind is a multi-faceted art intervention: A floating, off-grid microhome that references traditional Bonac culture of fishing, farming and hunting while also serving as a comment on the erosion of this culture due to the compound problems of housing crisis, climate change, and modernity.”

Constructed from a repurposed, plywood duck blind and covered in native reed, the Bonac Blind features industrial barrels, resin windows, and a geodesic dome. It will be fully functional and decorated with original artwork, and also references the current trend of tiny homes that are sustainable, resilient, and adaptive. For Bluedorn, the name is a double entendre, obviously referring to duck blind used during waterfowl season. But the title also points to the area’s current population, largely blind to Bonac culture and the many problems it faces. Bluedorn’s intention is to raise awareness to the drastic shortage of affordable housing in the Hamptons that has effected a mass exodus of working-class people, particularly in the generations of East Hampton families known as Bonackers or Bubs, who is increasingly leaving the area for more affordable regions, taking with them character, history, culture, and tradition.

Parrish Road Show 2020: Scott Bluedorn—Bonac Blind is organized by Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects.

Parrish Road Show: Scott Bluedorn—Bonac Blind is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, and Jane Wesman and Donald Savelson. Public funding provided by Suffolk County. The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

About Scott Bluedorn
Artist, illustrator, and designer Scott Bluedorn (b. 1986) works in various media, including painting, drawing, print process, collage and found object assemblage. Drawing inspiration from cultural anthropology, primitivism, and nautical tradition, Bluedorn distills imagery that speaks to the collective unconscious, especially through myth and visual story-telling—a world he conjures as “maritime cosmology.” Bluedorn received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. His work is on view at The Edward Albee Foundation in New York City, and is included in numerous private collections in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, France, and Portugal.

Solo and two-person exhibitions in the Hamptons include: Subanimalia, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, (2018); Current Archive, Stick and Stone, Amagansett (2018); Scott Bluedorn, ArtUnprimed Space, East Hampton (2017); Scott Bluedorn and Paton Miller, 4 North Main Street Gallery, Southampton  (2017); Maritime Cosmology, Jackson Carriage House, Amagansett, (2015); and Theo Blue: Flotssemblage, Montauk Beach House, (2014). He has been part of group exhibition including Artists Choose Artists, Parrish Art Museum (2019); 51st and 52nd  Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational, Ashawagh Hall (2018 and 2019); In the Cloud, Kathryn Markel, Bridgehampton (2019); Sea and Sky, Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum (2018); and Untitled Projects, Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, (2018).

 

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October 18
End:
October 24
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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ROAD SHOW: MEET THE ARTIST & EXPLORE THE BONAC BLIND

October 18 - October 24

Please contact Scott Bluedorn at scottbluedorn@gmail.com for an appointment to visit the Bonac Blind.

PARRISH ROAD SHOW 2020
SCOTT BLUEDORN: BONAC BLIND
October 18-24, 2020
Landing Lane, Springs, East Hampton (off Old Stone Highway)
Additional visits onto the Bonac Blind are by appointment only, please contact Scott Bluedorn at scottbluedorn@gmail.com

Parrish Road Show artist Scott Bluedorn presents the Bonac Blind, a floating, mostly handmade dwelling constructed from a repurposed duck blind structure. According to Bluedorn, who participated in the Museum’s 2019 Artists Choose Artists exhibition, “The Bonac Blind is a multi-faceted art intervention: A floating, off-grid microhome that references traditional Bonac culture of fishing, farming and hunting while also serving as a comment on the erosion of this culture due to the compound problems of housing crisis, climate change, and modernity.”

Constructed from a repurposed, plywood duck blind and covered in native reed, the Bonac Blind features industrial barrels, resin windows, and a geodesic dome. It will be fully functional and decorated with original artwork, and also references the current trend of tiny homes that are sustainable, resilient, and adaptive. For Bluedorn, the name is a double entendre, obviously referring to duck blind used during waterfowl season. But the title also points to the area’s current population, largely blind to Bonac culture and the many problems it faces. Bluedorn’s intention is to raise awareness to the drastic shortage of affordable housing in the Hamptons that has effected a mass exodus of working-class people, particularly in the generations of East Hampton families known as Bonackers or Bubs, who is increasingly leaving the area for more affordable regions, taking with them character, history, culture, and tradition.

Parrish Road Show 2020: Scott Bluedorn—Bonac Blind is organized by Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects.

Parrish Road Show: Scott Bluedorn—Bonac Blind is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, and Jane Wesman and Donald Savelson. Public funding provided by Suffolk County. The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

About Scott Bluedorn
Artist, illustrator, and designer Scott Bluedorn (b. 1986) works in various media, including painting, drawing, print process, collage and found object assemblage. Drawing inspiration from cultural anthropology, primitivism, and nautical tradition, Bluedorn distills imagery that speaks to the collective unconscious, especially through myth and visual story-telling—a world he conjures as “maritime cosmology.” Bluedorn received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. His work is on view at The Edward Albee Foundation in New York City, and is included in numerous private collections in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, France, and Portugal.

Solo and two-person exhibitions in the Hamptons include: Subanimalia, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, (2018); Current Archive, Stick and Stone, Amagansett (2018); Scott Bluedorn, ArtUnprimed Space, East Hampton (2017); Scott Bluedorn and Paton Miller, 4 North Main Street Gallery, Southampton  (2017); Maritime Cosmology, Jackson Carriage House, Amagansett, (2015); and Theo Blue: Flotssemblage, Montauk Beach House, (2014). He has been part of group exhibition including Artists Choose Artists, Parrish Art Museum (2019); 51st and 52nd  Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational, Ashawagh Hall (2018 and 2019); In the Cloud, Kathryn Markel, Bridgehampton (2019); Sea and Sky, Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum (2018); and Untitled Projects, Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, (2018).