CLEAN UP presents works by Victor Jeffreys II, Day Minh Le, Nic Rad & Adam Wissing, Moza Saracho, Amanda Sromek, Ultra Violet, Marela Zacarias; curated by Anne Huntington. CLEAN UP opens with the annual Wassaic Project Summer Benefit in the historic Mill.
Clean up the mess, filth, dirt, excessive unnecessary junk and look, stare, soak, reflect, think and become clear. Today we consume, confuse and confess too much. Clean up, unclutter and rethink to make pure. Bring order to ordinary objects to suggest extraordinary ideas and clean house for tomorrow.
Break through, breathe and refresh. The appearance is not always true – self-portraits project a well-edited façade. Victor Jeffreys II’s diptych, “Untitled (Clean Up)” shows two versions – 4:12AM/7:10PM – each signify to define our ideas of the subject, yet the subject is the same. Our language is tangled – verbose and colorless, Day Minh Le relates language and color in three- dimensional forms based on written words he translates into continuous codes to transform meaning into its simple form.