Adam Stennett: Artist Survival Shack Gotham Gal

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Adam Stennett: Survival, Evasion, and Escape
By Joanne Wilson

Stennett built a 6.5 x 9.5 foot shack to live in and produce his work for a month.  The question being how to carve out time to make art while living and thriving.  He talked about how he came to NYC and worked like a dog in order to make enough money to spend a few years just focusing on his art.  Then the economy imploded and his ability to sell his art did too.  The gallery that represented him closed and he had to return to working instead of doing his work.  The question being, how do you survive as an artist?

His supplies were minimal.  He definitely thought about all aspects including the tick situation out east where the shack was built.  He did research and discovered that garlic and eucalyptus kept away deer and ticks.  The whole project was interesting. He spent some time listening to old radio recordings from WWII.

I am curious about the work that came from this month.  All of the work will be shown at Glenn Horowitz in East Hampton for the month of September.

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