Along a River of Sapphire Pools
A selection of limited edition beach towels curated by Michael Fleming and Olivia Swider
Opening Reception: August 5th, 2017 | 3-8 PM
Along a River of Sapphire Pools brings together a diverse group of artists working in a range of studio practices such as sculpture, photography, painting, animation, and video. Each artist has produced a limited edition beach towel for this exhibition. These artists include: Morgan Blair, Billy Buck, Nicholas Cueva, Amie Cunat, Michael Fleming, Jacob Haupt, Liz Nielsen, Nicholas Steindorf, Olivia Swider, and Panayiotis Terzis. Along a River of Sapphire Pools takes its title from John Cheever’s 1964 short story The Swimmer. This suburban story takes place in one afternoon following Neddy Merrill who swims all of his neighbor’s pools forming his own eight-mile river which he names after his wife.
“The day was lovely, and that he lived in a world so generously supplied with water seemed like a clemency, a beneficence. His heart was high and he ran across the grass. Making his way home by an uncommon route gave him the feeling he was a pilgrim, an explorer, a man with a destiny, and he knew that he would find friends all along the way; friends would line the banks of the Lucinda River.” — The Swimmer
All beach towels are now available online at: https://sapphirepools.myshopify.com/
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Michael Fleming founded his Brooklyn based gallery MOUNTAIN in the winter of 2016. Fleming is a curator, visual and performative artist.
Olivia Swider is an artist, curator and writer from Chicago who is based in Brooklyn, NY.
Currently, Swider co-runs the artist run gallery Selena in Bushwick.