325 Project Space
325 St Nicholas Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385 917-838-9514
Jug box theory - October 25 – November 8
Mark Van Wagner
Amy Mahnick
325 Project Space is pleased to present Jug box theory, a two- person exhibition featuring drawings by Amy Mahnick and sculptures by Mark Van Wagner. A reception for the artists will take place on Sunday, 10/25 from 1PM to 5PM. Our backyard space will be open for social distancing.
Jug box theory brings together two artists who use discarded matter as starting point for further investigation. Items previously used to carry and deliver commodities are repurposed as stand-ins for the body; containers of abstract ideas, emotionality and intention. Anthropomorphic in nature, each work serves as an index of decisions, contingencies and make do operations as a means to take ownership and develop understanding during our complex time.
Amy Mahnick is an artist living in Detroit, MI. She has shown work at the Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York as well as the Richard Heller Gallery in LA. She creates objects out of banal detritus and uses these as subject matter for her practice. She has an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA from Michigan State.
Mark Van Wagner is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A painter and sculptor, Mark’s primary material is sand that he has collected from all over the world. Through an investigation of this material Mark’s work is imbued with temporal and ephemeral qualities that reference both landscape and our human condition. Mark is the owner/director of Marquee projects, a contemporary art gallery located in Bellport NY.
325 Project Space is a sometimes art space located in Ridgewood Queens and is easily accessible via the L or M lines using the Myrtle/Wycoff stop. 325 Project Space requires the use of face masks and social distancing for admittance.