"Lightning Whelk", 7/14 - 8/5 in Rockaway; 15% of online print proceeds benefit Rockaway Waterfront Alliance


I'm pleased to announce I'll be participating in Lightning Whelk, a show curated by Yulia Topchiy and Tess Thackara. a group exhibition that draws inspiration from the lightning whelk mollusk, a sea-dwelling snail that lays strings of egg capsules which sometimes wash ashore and dry out, their leathery remains – called Mermaid’s Necklaces – mingling with harmful waste plastics that surface on the beach. This exhibition is envisioned as a second iteration of an earlier exhibition, Future Fossils which explored environmental ideas of decay, renewal, and the afterlives of materials. In Lightning Whelk, the artists engage with the sea or the surrounding environment, in some cases sourcing materials from the historical landfill at nearby Dead Horse Bay.

Participating artists: Beatrice Adler-Bolton, Mandy Baker, Michael Crowe, Shauna Cummins & Dominika Ksel, Judy Hoffman, Yenting Hsu, Riitta Ikonen, Jennie Maydew, Eric Oglander, Megan Pahmier, Brett Swenson, and myself!

Opening Saturday, July 14, 5-8pm. 

Closing Reception Aug 5, 5–7pm, featuring a performance by hypnosis artist Shauna Cummins and interdisciplinary artist Dominika Ksel.
The Castle at b117 & Newport Ave, in Rockaway Park

Also!  Throughout the Lightning Whelk, I'll be donating 15% of all print sales made on my website to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, a community-based organization dedicated to empowering residents of underserved communities in the Rockaways to play a role in the determination of their neighborhoods. 

View all limited-edition prints for sale here, and help me raise money for this worthwhile local org!

michelle zassenhaus