Save Your Selves This Art Season At Locust Projects

Locust Projects presents Save Your Selves, the first exhibit from Miami-based Huffer Collective.

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Jacob Katel, Jason Handelsman and David Anasagasti are the Huffer Collective.
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SAVE YOUR SELVES is largely an autobiographical and itself commemorates nostalgia as a creative practice with objects we choose to save or discard; display or store; remember or forget.
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A peek at the Huffer Collective’s SAVE YOUR SELVES exhibit at Locust Projects.
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A Three-sided pyramid – a metal framework with rows of wood shelving – will be populated with the collective’s personal memories and objects that defined the shifting stages of their lives.
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When asked what they expected the reaction to SAVE YOUR SELVES would be from the masses, Jason Handelsman chimed in “…’Wow, we’d like to buy this for three hundred thousand dollars!’…”.
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The artist mined their homes, studios and storage spaces for personal artifacts that piece together their individual and collective memories.
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These votives, offerings and relics take the form of found objects, including bootleg video takes, trophies, countless pictures and old zines from the days past.
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Katel climbs up, filling the memories and adding layers to the Collective’s piece.
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“These are the Dame Mas Gasolina George W. Bush street posters blacked out by the Federal Government” says Jacob Katel. “Don’t know who posted them up, but we have them here in the shrine.”
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Jacob Katel of Huffer Collective.
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In the past, Huffer Collective have created several performance art pieces within the underground art scene, but this will be their first gallery presentation. “And for Art Basel, this is a big deal.” Handelsman shares.
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“And we’ve done big deal things. Setting off fireworks on a stage (at Death To The Sun 2015) is a big deal to us and a big deal to the five people that saw it. We don’t care if there’s one person or one million, it’s a big deal.”
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A peek at the Huffer Collective’s SAVE YOUR SELVES exhibit at Locust Projects.
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Music and video are another elements of inspiration for the artist. Katel demonstrates some Miami bass sounds that are part of their lives.
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“This Trump sign is kinda interesting”, Handelsman points to the election poster, “I’m driving with my son Timothy and I see all these Trump signs and I felt this…like, unction – so I stop the car, put on the hazards, rip it out of the ground, bend it and put it in my car and get back in the car and see all these people at the bus stop feeling it. There are many reasons why I did that, but subconsciously for this pyramid. This was a historic collection”
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A peek at the Huffer Collective’s SAVE YOUR SELVES exhibit at Locust Projects.
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The Opening Reception and Unveiling will take place at Locust Projects Saturday November 19, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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SAVE YOUR SELVES by Huffer Collective will be up from November 19, 2016 until January 21st, 2017
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Locust Projects is located at 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
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