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Peer 2 Pickle Opening Reception

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291 Church Street

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Join us for the opening of Peer2Pickle, organized by Justin Tyler Tate. The exhibition tackles the issue of food waste, a growing problem that governments and corporations find little incentive to act upon. In an effort to confront this situation, Peer2Pickle will reformat and transform apexart’s space into a durational workshop, peer learning venue, and an ephemeral factory.

Working between Asia, Europe and North America, four artists will utilize disused organic matter from nearby markets as well as other sources, transforming those materials into products with an extended shelf life and a new economy. The exhibition addresses issues of increased greenhouse gasses caused by decomposition, diminishing food security, a lack of equal access to healthy food, as well as wasted resources and labor. Furthermore, the project creates and disseminates formulas for transforming food waste into products with an extended life, which can be adapted for any location by motivated actors. Peer2Pickle blurs boundaries amid defined roles, as the art space becomes a factory with the exhibition and addresses concerns that fluctuate between art and activism, commons and capital, and environment and society.

Mo Chieh/莫捷's documentary work explores different levels at which waste food is being produced in her home country of Taiwan. Andrew Gryf Paterson will create an installation consisting of different processes for making edible paper using waste food, alongside homemade fermented pastes. Agnieszka Pokrywka will utilize bodily excretions such as hair, skin and bacteria and repurpose them in a series of tutorials. Justin Tyler Tate's installation will be comprised of waste foods which have been rejuvenated through natural chemical processes, aestheticized, and made available for reproduction.


An apex NYC Open Call Exhibition

Justin Tyler Tate was born in Canada, grew up in the United States and now works internationally. Receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University and a Master of Fine Arts from Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, his work combines elements of sculpture, installation, media, performance and social art. Tate's work is concerned with ideas of space, function, interactivity and environment. In combining traditional methods of making, do-it-yourself approaches, research, experimentation as well as explorations of pedagogy, Tate is able to alter how space is perceived, interpreted and experienced. Tate teaches workshops on the methodology of available materials, tools, and site specificity.

Image: Andrew Gryf Paterson, Agnieszka Pokrywka, Nathalie Aubret, Ferment Lab Strasbourg Workshop #2, 2017, Workshop

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