In March 2018, The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center will present Sarah Yuster's NATIVE SOIL, a six-month retrospective exhibition of my work.
This hard cover art book with over 115 quality reproductions is to be released with the opening of the show.
Production is a formidable expense. Several businesses have helped sponsor this effort. I'm hopeful that pre-sale of of NATIVE SOIL will ensure complete coverage.
Native Soil is a retrospective of my work presented loosely in chronological order, spanning the mid-1980’s through 2017. The primary theme of my work, the universality of the local, is rendered in landscapes and streetscapes.
In three decades of living, working, and raising a family on Staten Island, I’ve recorded my personal arcs and environs. With its rich history, diverse architectural styles, and considerable geographic variation, New York’s greenest and quietest borough has presented unending vistas to me through a prism of perspectives, all endowed with intimate familiarity. This collection of work, a celebration and homage to the concept of home and the commonplace, is an alchemy wherein the prosaic becomes poetic, and the everyday is fertile ground for the creation of art.
Risks and challenges
NATIVE SOIL is underway, has some financial support already and will be completed whether this Kickstarter pre-sale is successful or not.
I have chosen this platform as it will expedite payment and publicize the book.
I well understand the financial responsibilities most of us face and don't care to crowdsource from the many friends and a public who might have limited resources, particularly when there are innumerable humanitarian causes that need attention.
For those who may be inclined to submit payment beyond the cost of the book anyway; your donations are welcome!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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