Creative Lab: Sal Salandra
03 Jun 06:00 PM
Until 03 Jun, 07:30 PM 1h 30m

Creative Lab: Sal Salandra

Guild Hall 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, USA
Organized by Guild Hall

$15.00 ($10.00 Members)

$42.16 with book ($37.16 for Members), tax included

Creative Lab is a series of interdisciplinary workshops designed and led by Guild Hall’s Visiting, Exhibiting, and Resident artists. Each Creative Lab invites participants to learn about an artist’s practice through an open lecture and a participatory workshop.

This evening’s Lab is led by thread-artist, Sal Salandra. Salandra’s highly detailed narrative thread paintings combine themes of repression, liberation, masculinity, worship, and identity, with personal history, and pop culture – confronting the viewer with joy, fear, pleasure, and eccentricities imbued in fetish. Salandra has presented a solo show at Club Rhubarb, and his works have been acquired by well-known collectors, Beth Rudin DeWoody, and architect Charles Renfro, and the Tom of Finland Foundation.

The Lab will focus on Salandra’s thread painting practice, including a hands-on introduction to his creative process.

This Creative Lab is programmed in tandem with the Guild Hall Exhibitions Spin a Yarn and Ted Carey: Queer As Folk.

Copies of Sal Salandra’s book, Iron Halo, are available for purchase in advance and in-person only while supplies last.

Sal Salandra. Photo: Zach Chase

Guild Hall’s Learning + New Works programs are made possible through The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Vital Projects Fund, the Glickberg/Abrahams S. Kutler Foundation, Stephanie Joyce and Jim Vos, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.