Message In A Bottle

curated by Lori Zimmer


December 2-8, 2013

Reception: Friday 8:00-12:00 AM

QF – Quattlebaum Foretich - Gallery is pleased to present Message in a Bottle, curated by Lori Zimmer at SCOPE 2013 in Miami.  Message in a Bottle explores the romantic history of blindly throwing messages to sea, leaving it to the hands of fate to deliver them to their intended recipient. Visitors are invited into a maritime ship chandlery, where contemporary artists have created their own message for the ages, inspired by the historic tales of messages found in bottles decades after they were sent thousands of miles away. Over 50 artists have created special-commissioned pieces that pay tribute to the treasures, from sculptural works to drawings and paintings, waiting to be unfurled from within each bottle. A special animation by Beau Stanton will further the seafaring fantasy.

Participating Artists: Andria Alex, Keren Benbenisty, Jud Bergeron, Jason Botkin, Jack Bratman, Simon WG Butler, Amanda Church, Annika Connor, Molly Crabapple, Alex Diamond, Jim Doran, Elle, Tiffany England, Ron English, Rudy Fig, David Elan Foox, Ray Geary, Gilf, Stephanie Hague, Fred Harper, Gordon Holden, Kim Holleman, Lee Hunter, Coby Kennedy, Nimai Keste, Jamie Knowles, Esmerald, Kosmatopoulos, Ewelina Koszykowska , an Kuali’i, Francisco Lopez, Daniel Luchman, Ofelia Marquez, Tara McPherson, Bridgette Meinhold, Buff Monster, Trong Gia Nguyen, Ann Oren, Miguel Ovalle, Don Pablo Pedro, Robin Red, Becky Reeve, Donna Ruff, Kenny Scharf, Kristen Schiele, Megan Schmeidel, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, David Shillinglaw, Nyugen Smith, Alison Sommers, Beau Stanton, Shark Toof, Vahge, Ted Victoria, Victor-John Villanueva, John von Bergen, Emily Weiskopf, Elizabeth Winnel, Yoichiri Yoda, and Nimai Kesten.

QF Gallery is in its second year as a curatorial project space in East Hampton, featuring emerging and established artists, curators and designers. The gallery is located on the ground floor of a traditional East Hampton home that was built in 1905.