Exhibition: Emergency Response Studio — Opening today!


Wesleyan’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery Presents
the Opening Reception for

Paul Villinski: Emergency Response Studio

Friday, September 11, 5–7pm
Exhibition Runs September 12–November 8

When: Friday, September 11, 5–7pm; Artist Talk at 5:30pm

Where: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University (283 Washington Terrace in Middletown)


About the Performance:
Emergency Response Studio was inspired by artist Villinski’s visit to post-Katrina New Orleans in August 2006. He wished he could transport his studio from New York to the Lower Ninth Ward to create work in response to the conditions he found. Instead he created Emergency Response Studio by playfully rethinking and transforming a 30-foot Gulfstream Cavalier trailer–virtually identical to the 50,000 trailers built by Gulfstream for FEMA–into a rolling, off-the-grid live/work space that can house displaced artists or allow visiting artists to “embed” in post-disaster settings. It will be installed on the Center for the Arts’ green and accompanied by an installation in Zilkha Gallery detailing Villinski’s construction process and featuring additional information on movable housing as well as green technology and building materials. Born in York, Maine in 1960, Villinski received a BFA with honors from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York in 1984.

Free Admission| Refreshments will be served.   For more information on the exhibition: call the Wesleyan Box Office at 860-685-3355 or visit www.wesleyan.edu/zilkha    For more information on Paul Villinski, visit:  http://www.paulvillinski.com