Chlorine Tidal Wave, Online Exhibition, Field Projects, August 2019

Field Projects is pleased to present Chlorine Tidal Wave curated by Tess Sol Schwab, Rachel Frank, Kristen Racaniello, Jacob Rhodes, and Muriel Urquhart, featuring works by: Paul Anagnostopoulos, Destiny Belgrave, Julia Blume, Emily Endo, Lannie Hart, Diane Hoffman, Genesis Jerez, Lola Katan, Steph Kunze, Marlon Lainez, Marc Librizzi, Farrell Mason- Brown, Sara Meghdari, Ilya Popenko, Kristina Schmidt, Eunjung Suh, Jonathan Torres, Tsailing Tseng

Chlorine Tidal Wave takes summer entertainment news as its starting point- the endless coverage of “Chance the Snapper” (the alligator found in a Chicago park), shark attacks, and deadly flesh-eating bacteria in our beaches. These sensationalized stories aim to both delight and terrify.  Using the same language as scary movies, the headlines ask, “Is it safe to go in the water?” and frame the deadly beast as an enemy to be vanquished. We cheer when the gator is removed from the pool and pat ourselves on the back that it is rehomed in an animal sanctuary.  With the segment over we can move on to other pressing issues- like who is the next contestant voted off Love Island.  Yet, the real looming presence of environmental destruction remains.

Field Projects is an artist-run project space and online venue dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. Centered on long-term curatorial projects, Field Projects presents monthly exhibitions at their Chelsea location in addition to participating in pop-up exhibitions in and around New York as well art fairs around the world. '