the watermill center summer benefit & auction

We are thrilled to announce that The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction features the work of Matthew Craven and Dan Gluibizzi. The funds raised support The Watermill Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs, providing a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.

The auction is live now, and can be viewed and bid on ARTSY
Preliminary online bidding closes at 5:00PM EST on July 30th, 2016.
Online bids will be transferred and executed at the benefit event later that night.

For further information please contact the gallery.
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For The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction titled FADA: HOUSE OF MADNESS, Robert Wilson and Kanye West are developing a collaborative art installation piece.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! On Saturday, July 30, 2016 The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction. Watermill’s International Summer Program participants come from over 25 countries to create installations and performances throughout our eight-and-a-half acre grounds for the event. The funds raised support The Watermill Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs, providing a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.

The Watermill Center is pleased to announce its first collaboration with The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF), as part of this year’s summer benefit & auction. Entitled As We Lay Dying, The Bruce High Quality Foundation will present a variety of works and performances interspersed throughout The Center’s grounds. This year’s gala will also feature sound installations with ANOHNI.

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Dan Gluibizzi

Portland, Oregon based artist, Dan Gluibizzi uses found images to make watercolors of digitally altered and re-contextualized compositions. Derived from a wide variety of crowd-sourced sites, which offer a vibrant tapestry of contemporary hieroglyphics ready to interpret. Now, more than ever, a cornucopia of raw, human-made material can be sourced for the creation of visual poetry—and all directly at our fingertips.

Dan's work has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, Wired and Cool Hunting. Recent exhibitions include San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Berlin.

Our Dance, 2016 Acrylic, colored pencil and watercolor on paper 36 × 24 in 91.4 × 61 cm

Our Dance, 2016
Acrylic, colored pencil and watercolor on paper
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm

Matthew Craven

Uses found images collaged onto obsessively drawn patterns to suggest the primacy of geometric abstraction in our current visual vocabulary. Often buying several copies of the same vintage textbook, he repeats images of ancient art and archaeological remains to mirror geometric patterns inspired by decoration of North and South American indigenous origin, Ancient Civilization as well as Modern Art. Craven's fusions erase particularity, implying that patterns and perhaps histories across cultures start to reflect rather than oppose each other.

Portrait (TOTEM), 2015 Ink on found paper 21 1/2 × 16 1/4 in 54.6 × 41.3 cm

Portrait (TOTEM), 2015
Ink on found paper
21 1/2 × 16 1/4 in
54.6 × 41.3 cm