Group Exhibition at CENTRAL BOOKING's OffLINE Space
Exhibition Dates: March 2-19 2017
I will be participating in an upcoming group exhibition, NYC, at CENTRAL BOOKING’s OffLINE Space in New York. The exhibition runs from March 2nd - March 19th, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday March 3, 6-8pm. The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Young of Vellum Magazine, and there will be a special print edition of the Magazine to accompany the exhibition. New York City has always been a melting pot of not only people but ideas, hopes and dreams. The curator wanted to capture through the work of these 15 artists is a mood that is reflective of a huge metropolis. It can be literal, metaphorical or biographical but something in the narrative shows us a glimpse of this great city in a unique and timely way.
Participating Artists: Ani Collier, Sarah Allen Eagen, Molly Goldfarb, Coy Gu, Hwi Hamm, Wade Kramm, Alejandro Loureiro Lorenzo, KC Maddux, Heather Merckle, Margaux Panel, Erik Plambeck, Keith Plummer, Melanie Reese, Anthony Sylva, Hanna Washburn
Gallery: Central Booking: Offline Space, 21 Ludlow St. New York, NY 10002
Feature in Vellum Magazine
I am excited to announce that my work is featured in Vellum Magazine, issue 18. Not only has Vellum partnered with a number of international art fairs, but the magazine has been picked up by a new distributer, and this issue will be available at 75 stores nationwide! Check out Vellum Magazine's Instagram for a full list of distributors.
National juried Group Exhibition | Duality of Feminine and Feminist
Exhibition Dates: March 3 - April 1, 2017
I will be participating in an upcoming group exhibition at Gallery 66 in Cold Spring New York. Gallery 66 presents a National juried exhibit of artworks about what the “Duality of Feminine and Feminist” means in the Trump Era. Endless news cycles emphasize the fragmentary nature of our present society and divided nation. Artists ponder “How do women deal with how their gender is portrayed in this heavily charged political atmosphere? Curated by Karen Gutfruend. On view March 3rd thru April 2nd, with an opening reception Friday, March 3, 6-9 pm.
“Gallery 66 NY invited artists in a national open call to respond with artworks about what the ‘Duality of Feminine and Feminist’ means. Endless news cycles emphasize the fragmentary nature of our present society and divided nation. With this in mind, we asked our artists a number of questions to ponder. ‘How do women deal with how their gender is portrayed in this heavily charged political atmosphere?,’ ‘Should women and society at large be concerned with the manner in which a woman is portrayed as strong/weak, beautiful/ugly, feminine/feminist?,’ ‘Why are women’s rights under attack?’ and ‘Is the current political atmosphere an attempt to return to the stereotypical view of women as submissive and passive?’
“Artist voices in response juried into this exhibit come from across our nation. Artworks were chosen in a thoughtful and respectful process by artist/curator Karen Gutfreund, who has a long track record for creating, curating and jurying exhibits on themes of ‘art as activism.’ In fact, Gutfreund had just finished mounting her 25th major national group exhibition when she agreed to jury our exhibition. Her co-owned company, Gutfreund Cornett Art, is a curatorial program that specializes in creating exhibitions in venues around the U.S. She is a member of ArtTable, curator for unitewomen.org and the Northern California rep for TheFeministArtProject.
Exhibition Press: "Gallery 88 NY Puts Spotlight on Women", WAG Magazine, by Mary Schustack
Gallery: Gallery 66, 66 Main St. Cold Springs, NY, 10516
Group Exhibition | THE SEX SHOW
Exhibition Dates: February 15-26, 2017
My work will be featured in an upcoming exhibition in Toronto, Canada at Gallery 1313's annual The Sex Show, curated by Phil Anderson. The definition of sex and sexuality has and always will be open to interpretation. Each individual has his/ her own definition of what is considered sexual. What factors are recognized in the process defining something as ‘sexual’ or ‘erotic’? The Sex Show approaches the topic of sex from all angles, exhibiting works that vary on a broad scale, from art that is more explicit to art that is more elusive in content. Not only does The Sex Show contain a wide variety of sex-related themes and contents, it also exhibits the use of abundantly different mediums such as ,photography sculpture, painting and mixed media . Participating artists include Nora House, Sarah Allen Eagen, Hooley McLaughlin, Emily Lalonde, Natashavon Rosenshilde , Clare Allin, Jacqueline Gallant , Veronica Blanco, Eduardo Gutierrez , Norman Barney ,Joy San, Jarvis Alston, Laura Thipphawong and others. The exhibition will run from February 15 – 26, 2017. Please join us at the opening reception on February 16, 8:00 pm!
Gallery: Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen St West, Toronto, ON, Canada, M6K 1L8
Group Exhibition at Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibition Dates: January 27 - 30, 2017
I'm excited to be participating in Drums on Paper III. An exhibition featuring affordable art prints from 17 different international artists. The opening reception is on January 27 at 6:30pm at Ground Floor Gallery. Limited edition prints of my work are being sold through authorizedtowork.us.
Gallery: Ground Floor Gallery, 343 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Feature in Studio Visit Magazine
My work was featured in Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 38. You can check out the full issue online here.
Feature in Artslant | Under the Radar
I have been selected amongst the top 3 artists who are "Under the Radar" for this week, by Artslant, see the full feature here.
COVER FEATURE IN Feral Feminisms
Feral Feminisms Publishing "Untimely Bodies: Futurity, Resistance and Non-Normative Embodiment" Edited by Joshua St. Pierre and Kristin Rodier. Toronto, Canada, 2016. - ISSN 2292-146XI am so excited to have my work featured in this edition of Feral Feminisms! Check out the online journal here, and see some of my work below.
Chashma Studio Space Residency Recipient 2016
I am thrilled to announce that I have been awarded a studio space residency by chashama. I am excited to be a part of the chashama community of artists! I will be a resident from September 1 - December 30, 2016
Solo Exhibition | Feed me diamonds
Exhibition Dates: September 18 - October 4, 2015
Vitrina Gallery is pleased to present Feed Me Diamonds, a site specific installation of new mixed media work by Sarah Allen Eagen. Feed Me Diamonds explores the relationship between saturation, material inequality and modern anxiety. The title of the exhibition is an absurd proposition: It reflects an enduring attraction and impossible obsession with glamour as a contemporary preoccupation that is part curse, part pleasure, part impossible fantasy. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday September 18 at Vitrina Gallery (90 Stanton St., New York, New York) from 6pm to 9pm.
Feed Me Diamonds invites viewers to confront notions of narcissism, consumption, and instant gratification. Inspired by the idea of “affluenza,” a portmanteau of affluence and influenza, a term used by critics of consumerism and is a used to describe a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people. The artist interprets the term affluenza literally: Throughout the exhibition, figurative sculptures are pockmarked with rhinestones which obscure their humanity. This body of work co-mingles representations of fashion and decadence with references to illness, trauma and decay: accessories, rhinestones and other symbols of wealth appear to be a contagious infection of the skin and body of the figures in these mixed media works and sculptures. Fashion has always played a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid social, economic and technological change: It can act out instability or loss, or it can stake out the territory of new social and sexual identities.
What makes Eagen’s work interesting, is her fierce and contemporary use of the well-worn medium of collage as a metaphor for shifting concepts of global identity. This new body of work work reflects the ways in which societies labels impact identity, and the ways in which identity is always fugitive. The artist’s process mimics amputation, transplant operations and torturous prosthetics. The mixed media collage, “Money to Burn”, that features a photograph of a body without a head or legs; the figure wears a sequined dress and coat, while a single arm holds a glass of wine. The figures is a freakish and erotic hybrid of the contemporary and post-human. These sometimes garish, diseased, ravaged and distorted figures are made from seductive or silly materials like glossy photographs, glitter or rhinestones or fur. The sculpture, “Feed Me Glass”, echoes the form of a human face with a large tumorous silver growth on the side of its head. Made from foam, wax and rhinestones, these accessories resemble tumors, or prosthetic body parts that are competing with or taking over the body
Feed Me Diamonds examines the dark underpinnings of that which has become commonplace, and is an exploration of identity politics and consumer culture. In this exhibition representations of fashion and decadence are co-mingled with references death, trauma and decay. These artworks explore the idea of saturation and suggests that this is a manifestation of modern anxieties about Western-consumer culture.
Gallery: Vitrina Gallery, 90 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002
Solo Exhibition | Tender: Intimacy in the Digital Age
Exhibition Dates: July 9 - August 1, 2015
BAU Gallery is pleased to present Tender: Intimacy in the Digital Age, an immersive site-specific installation featuring new artwork by Sarah Allen Eagen, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition in Beacon, New York. Tender: Intimacy in the Digital Age explores the sensual, vulnerable, and alienating aspects of the digitization of society. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, July 11 at BAU Gallery (506 Main Street, Beacon, New York) from 6pm to 9pm.
Tender: Intimacy in the Digital Age explores interpersonal relationships in the twenty-first century, where intimacy is often replaced with immediacy. “Tender” is a play on “Tinder,” the name of the ubiquitous dating app whose tag-line is “Tinder is how people meet. It's like real life, but better.” The Internet has an immediate and powerful impact on human relationships, and this exhibition is Inspired by the ways in which the human experience is mediated by digital skins. Eagen’s work highlights the ways in which people communicate and construct their identity in an online world and demonstrates how the desire for connection can be found in the ways in which people use technology to connect with one and another.
In the site-specific mixed media installation, Intimacy in the Digital Age, twelve artworks on Mylar are hung unframed in a grid formation. Each individual 8.5” x 11” mixed media artwork features a portrait of a fragmented photograph which floats inches from the wall on which it is mounted. These provocative images depict fragmented figures that are simultaneously unnerving and alluring: the source image is distanced from its referent creating an elasticity between what is shown and what is understood. This work explores the ways in which individuals create online identities, and relationships. Eagen’s figures defy easy categorization and gender identification and float on empty backgrounds. Each mixed media artwork in hung in close proximity to the next, and appears to be reaching, a futile attempt to cross the border into the figure next to it. Each portrait is not of an individual, but of a persona that is ultimately alone.
The virtual world provides a seemingly quick fix in the search for meaningful bonds. When one feels alone, they can send a text, or search for a new connection, and receive immediate feedback. These transient cyber connections can be satisfying in the short term, but are a different experience than as face-to-face, voice-to-ear, skin-to-skin communication. There is a power and fragility underlying this desire for connection and hidden moments of contact as this tenderness is mediated by technology.
Gallery: The Beacon Room, 506 Main Street, Beacon, New York, 12508, baugallery.com
Solo Exhibition | Anatomy of Desire: New Work by Sarah Allen Eagen
Exhibition Dates: February 14th – March 1st, 2015
Chashama 461 Gallery is pleased to present Anatomy of Desire, Sarah Allen Eagen’s debut solo exhibition in New York City. Presenting new mixed media and sculptural work from the artist’s cross-disciplinary practice: This exhibition uses the vocabulary of human anatomy to explore psychological states by focusing on the violent side of the desire to connect and the tensions present within the act of longing. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, September 15 at Chashama 461 Gallery (461 W 126 St., New York, New York) from 6pm to 9pm.
Anatomy of Desire features provocative images of female independence at its most intimate, centering explicitly on the body, and invites us to consider the ways women do and do not own their bodies. For instance, “Her Throat Cut” is a small mixed media work which combines photography and drawn elements. A pair of unshaved legs brandishing metallic high heels protrudes from painted elements which resemble a blood splatter. The figure without a head or hands is poised in the midst of what looks like an act of violence. Similarly, “And then they touch you,” a large scale painting depicting an abstract group of people with outstretched hands. In this painting, it is difficult to discern where one figure ends and another begins. This work interrelates notions of individuality and collectivity: there are traces of the individual contained in the collective, and similarly traces of collective social norms contained within the individual.
Anatomy of Desire explores human frailty and mortality and presents a space where contradictory ideas rub up against one and another. This body of work focuses on the tension between the artificial and the real, comfort and discomfort, and the stunning and the grotesque by exploring the moment when these distinctions dissolve.The viewer witnesses a bodily form quivering on the knife’s edge of seduction and repulsion, and must navigate this charged psychological space. Anatomy of Desire is a body of work which possess a disorienting doubleness - forcing the viewer to examine the work with extra care and putting them on intimate terms with one’s own vulnerability.
Gallery: Chashama 461 Gallery, 461 West 126th Street, New York, NY, www.chashama.org
Feature IN Steel Bananas CANADIAN ART ISSUE
I am so thrilled to be included in Steel Bananas artist folio #CDNART: "Curran Folkers in Conversation with Ten Contemporary Artists in Canada". Steel Bananas, "#CDNART: An Anthology of Interviews with Artists in Canada", Curran Folkers. Read the full interview below!
Book Publication | Co-authored Chapter
I'm excited to share that a chapter I co-authored, "Gun Violence: an International Perspective" is being published in B. J. Bushman (Ed.). Frontiers of Social Psychology: Aggression and Violence. New York: Rutledge. See more about the book below!
About the Book: This book provides a broad and contemporary overview of aggression and violence by some of the most internationally renowned researchers in the field. It begins with an integrative theoretical understanding of aggression and shows how animal models shed light on human aggression and violence.
Individual risk factors for aggression and violence from different research perspectives are then examined. First, there is a cognitive neuroscientific, neuropsychological, and psychophysiological study of the brain. It then explores the developmental psychological factors in aggressive behavior, incorporating work on gender and the family. Other perspectives include the role of testosterone, individual differences, and whether humans are innately wired for violence.
The following sections moves from the individual to the contextual risk factors for aggression, including work on the effects of adverse events and ostracism, guns and other aggressive cues including violent media, and drugs and alcohol.
Targets of aggression and violence are covered in the next section, including violence against women and loved ones; aggression between social groups; and the two very contemporary issues of cyberbullying and terrorism.
The book concludes with work showing how we may make the world a more peaceful place by preventing and reducing aggression and violence.
The volume is essential reading for upper-level students and researchers of psychology and related disciplines interested in a rigorous and multi-perspective overview of work on aggression and violence.
Book Re-released in Paperback Edition | CO-Authored chapter
I just found out that a book for which I co-authored a chapter in 2014 has be released as a paperback edition! “A Gender Perspective on the Misuse and Proliferation of Small Arms & Firearms”, The Search for Lasting Peace: Critical Perspectives on Gender-Responsive Human Security. Ashgate/Routledge, 2014 (Paperback 9781138270640).
About the Book: Presenting the human security agenda as a policy response to the changing nature of violent conflicts and war, this collection traces its evolution in relation to conflicts in different contexts (Burma, India, Palestine, Canada, East Timor, Guatemala, Peru and African countries) and from the perspective of gender, addresses initiatives for peace with justice. Cases are analysed when the human security agenda, including UNSC resolution 1325, was in its initial phase and point to both the weakness of the concept and the unexpected direction it has taken. These discussions - always relevant - are more urgent than ever as gender-based violence against women has increased, resulting in new UNSC resolutions. Some chapters suggest that militarism and economic globalization must be directly confronted. Many of the contributors to the volume bridge the gap between academic research and activism as ’scholar-activists’ with an engaged connection to the situations they are describing. Human security remains an active component of policy and academic debates in security studies, women’s and gender studies, development studies, history and political economy as well as within NGO communities. This rich collection fills a needed gap in the literature and it does so in a language and style that is clear, accessible and reader-friendly.
residency | from the laboratory to the studio : Interdisciplinary practices in bioart
Residency Dates: May 16-June 16, 2012
From anatomical studies to landscape painting to the biomorphism of surrealism, the biological realm historically provided a significant resource for numerous artists. More recently, bio art has become a term referring to intersecting domains of the biological sciences and their incorporation into the plastic arts. Of particular importance in bio art is to summon awareness of the ways in which advancing biotechnologies alter social, ethical and cultural values in society. Coming to the fore in the early 1990s, bio art is neither media specific nor locally bounded. It is an international movement with practitioners in such regions as Europe, the U.S., Russia, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Several sub-genres of bio art exist within this overarching term: (1) Artists who employ the iconography of the 20th- and 21st-century sciences, including molecular and cellular genetics, transgenically altered living matter, reproductive technologies and neurosciences. All traditional media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing are employed to convey novel ways of representing life forms. (2) Artists who utilize computer software, systems theory and simulations to investigate aspects of the biological sciences such as evolution, artificial life and robotics through digital sculpture and new media installations. (3) Artists employing biological matter itself as their medium, including processes such as tissue engineering, plant breeding, transgenics and ecological reclamation. This interdisciplinary residency will take place in the new SVA Bio Art Laboratory located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea gallery district. The SVA Bio Art Lab houses microscopes for photo and video; skeletons; specimen and slide collections; a herbarium; and an aquarium, as well as a library. Each student resident is awarded a private studio space. The residency culminates in a public exhibition. Demonstrations include microscopy, plant tissue engineering, molecular cuisine and the production of micro ecosystems. Students may work in any media, including the performing arts.
The residency will be led by artist Suzanne Anker, Chair of the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA. Faculty and visiting speakers will include artists, scientists and museum professionals such as Giovanni Frazzetto, Francois-Joseph Lapointe and Nurit Bar-Shai.
For more information about bio art at SVA, visit http://bioart.sva.edu
The Intelligence of Things | Parsons MFA exhibition at the kitchen ny
Exhibition Dates: May 18-25, 2013
Please join us for the opening of the Parsons MFA Fine Art Thesis Exhibition, The Intelligence of Things, curated by Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox. The exhibition will take place at The Kitchen, May 18- 25, with an exclusive VIP reception on May 17, 5- 6 pm. The Intelligence of Things features twenty artists representing a wide range of artistic interests, media, and methods. The VIP reception will provide an opportunity for one-on-one conversation with the artists before the official public opening. The exhibition features new works by Maricruz Alarcón, Elysa D. Batista, Lauren Denitzio, Sarah Allen Eagen, John Furer, Brenda Goldstein, Bing Han, Grace Hong, Sara Jimenez, Lilian Kreutzberger, Wilson Parry, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Isaac Pool, Jessica Posner, G. Scott Raffield, Kaitlynn Redell, Christine Howard Sandoval, Chaney Lane Trotter, Michael Watson, and Ilyn Wong.
For a growing number of contemporary artists and thinkers, the ontology of objects has prompted new investigations and modes of making. Perhaps in reaction to the dominance of screens and images in our daily life, artistic practice has embraced the object-as-thing: estranged, powerful and physical. A like-minded investment in materiality can be observed among the 20 artists in this exhibition. The Intelligence of Things presents these artists’ practices, which attest to the importance of the object in contemporary life. In these works, spanning different aesthetics and mediums—painting, performance, photography, video, sculpture and installation—objects become ciphers for memory, desire and fantasy. Far from simple gestures, the things in these works articulate their place as icons and bodily analogs, and as protagonists in interiors, architectural spaces and the scope of history.
The exhibition privileges the role of the displayed objects over any overarching curatorial concept. As a title The Intelligence of Things both emphasizes this approach and illuminates these artworks’ powerful effect and affect. That is to say that following Kant’s purposeful purposelessness, these artworks upend our notions of a thing’s effect or intent, and each one has a particular character, demeanor, and accent—whether fierce or foppish. The Intelligence of Things brings together a group of works that resist clear categorization and do not adhere to rigid stylistic doctrines. The exhibition and the works therein, rather, critically explore how things and human subjects together produce meaning in the world.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://finearts.parsons.edu/2013mfathesis.
About Parsons MFA Fine Arts Program: Parsons MFA Fine Arts program is committed to educating artists who will undertake essential roles in our society by offering a progressive, cross-media program that integrates dynamic studio practice with critical theory. For further information visit http://finearts.parsons.edu .
About Parsons The New School for Design: Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.
Exhibition Press: D. Tan, Blouin Art Info, Video “The Intelligence of Things”, May 23, 2013.
Gallery: The Kitchen, 512 W 19th St. New York, NY
Life. Serial. exhibition at propeller gallery
Exhibition Dates: July 18 - 29, 2012
The Propeller Centre for the Arts is pleased to present Life. Serial. an exhibition inspired by television shows. The recent resurgence in popularity of the sitcom, perhaps suggests a desire to go back to a "simpler time", when all life's problems got neatly resolved in a half-hour. This anecdotal exhibition is a reflection of the sitcoms we grew up with, from the 50s until the present. With the ever-present recession etched into our collective psyches, there is something almost comforting about the escapist quality captured through the glossy artifice of television. Denis McGrath writes, “When the real news is all doom and gloom, the dive to comedy and escapism is almost a reflex." Featuring artwork by Nicole Bazuin, Ellen Bleiwas, Mel Coleman, DNA Dodds, Sarah Allen Eagen, Philip Hare, Cheryl Hsu, Tai Kim, Gary MacLeod, Wendy MacMillan, Madeline Mathews, Pixel Dreams Team (PDT), Kendra Sartorelli, Andres Vosu, Benjamin Wieler, Ross Winter, and Erin Zimerman.
Exhibition Press: "Life. Serial", Friducation by Pixel Dream
Gallery: Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 984 Queen St West, Toronto, Canada
Surface Tension Group exhibition
Gallery: 25 East Gallery, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
Adorn: The Female Figure in Folklore and Myth
Exhibition Dates: November 17 - December 19, 2012
Hamilton Street Gallery in Bound Brook, NJ presents "Adorn: The Female Figure in Folklore and Myth". From the tiny “Venus of Willendorf” statuette, carved out of mammoth ivory, to Sandro Botticelli’s dreamlike “Primavera” to Willem de Kooning’s tumultuous “Women” series, the female figure has had a long, continuous, and developmental union with the art world. In most cultures, the female figure has been historically depicted in religion, folklore and myth as a symbol of fertility, protection, nourishment, sexuality, beauty and love, as well as evil, power and destruction. For this exhibit artists submitted work that explores this long established and innate relationship connecting art, the artist, and the female figure.
Participating Artists: Ola Aldous, Christine Anderson, Peter Arakawa, Vivian Bedoya, Luis Alves Collage, Fred Cole, Jane Dell, Theresa DeSalvio, Vince DiOrio, Sarah Allen Eagen, Steven Epstein, Donna FarandaIrvin J. Fuchs, Richard Gessner, Bill Giacalone, Susan Evans Grove, Bruce Gundersen, Adrienne Hecker, Rita Herzfeld, Alison Hooper, Lora Hudicka, Judith Hugentobler, Ruth F. Jansyn, Kathleen KirchnerParvathi Kumar, Kristina Lloyd, Maria Lupo, Brian McCormack, Caitlin McCormack, Pat Feeney Murrell, Naomi Nierenberg, Ellen Rebarber, Renee Samuels, Joseph Schembri, Tatiana Sougakova, Lisa Turngren and Karen Weintraub.
Exhibition Press: R. J. Bellantoni, My Central Jersey, "Adorn exhibition on display in Bound Brook: Gallery exhibit celebrates the female form", March, 2013.
Gallery: Hamilton Street Gallery, 6 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805
NUIT BLANCHE: "HONEY I'M HOME!"
"Honey I'm Home!" Live at Nuit Blanche, Toronto, 2011
By Nicole Bazuin, Sarah Eagen and Cheryl Hsu | In partnership with Wendy Cukier, James Warrack & Madeleine Collective | Produced by Ryerson University's Diversity Institute & School of Image Arts
“Honey I’m Home!” - was presented as part of a contemporary art festival in Toronto conceived, produced and evaluated by a team lead by three young female artists with the support of an extensive team of professionals and volunteers. The interactive film installation enabled the audience to co-create episodes of a situational comedy (sit com) by playing the role of “father” regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or age in an effort to disrupt both the genre of sit com as well as the stereotypical notions of “family” (social goals), on a fully cost recovery sustainable basis (economic goals) while engaging the audience and breaking new ground (artistic goals). The production involved more than 50 professional and volunteer artists, screenwriters, writers, musicians, film editors, designers, technicians, stage crew, actors and others and engaged more than 60 audience members in 60 five minute film episodes created during a 12 hour exhibition period which was attended by more than 500 viewers.
The harried mother, two rambunctious kids and the clueless, bumbling father – welcome to the family sitcom. A classic, tried-and-true formula that we all know and love – but does it truly reflect the real experiences of the modern and diverse Canadian family? The exhibitHoney I'm Home! was featured in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011 and parodies the familiar sitcoms of the 1990s such as Full House, Everybody Loves Raymond or Home Improvement. You will recognize the popular representation of the archetypal nuclear family, the wacky yet touching plot lines, and of course – the omnipresent laugh tracks. It is a near-perfect classic sitcom except that it is missing only one thing – the "dad".
Nuit Blanche guests of all genders, ages, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations were invited to fill in this missing father role of this original stereotypical sitcom during the night of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011. The Nuit Blanche guest was filmed in the partial TV studio set visible behind a glass façade while the live footage was inserted into pre-taped episodes of Honey I'm Home! and projected to the audience outside – confronting the viewers with an unusually cast ‘father' in a traditional sitcom family.
Watch the Trailer for "Honey I'm Home".
2011 | D. Flack, Blog T.O. "The best and worst of Zone B Nuit Blanche 2011", October 3, 2011.
- Blog T.O. ranks "Honey I'm Home" among the best exhibits in Zone B of Nuit Blanche.
2011 | C. Maga, The Torontoist, "Sneak Peeks of Nuit Blanche 2011:Honey I’m Home!", October 1, 2011.
- The Torontoist writes about their sneak peek behind the scenes of "Honey I'm Home".
2011 | H. Cunningham, She Does the City, "2011 Nuit Blanche Top Picks", September 28, 2011.
- She Does the City selects "Honey I'm Home" as one of 17 must-see exhibits out of 130 Nuit Blanche Exhibits.
2011 | V. Kuglin, The Eyeopener, “A Nuit to Remember”, September 27, 2011.
- An interview with "Honey I'm Home" Producers Cheryl Hsu and Nicole Bazuin
2011 | Torontoist, "Nuit Blanche 2011: Zone B" , September 27, 2011.
- Torontoist selects "Honey I'm Home" as one of 26 must-see exhibits out of 130 Nuit Blanche Exhibits
2011 | Notable, "Your Guide to Nuit Blanche 2011"
- Notable selects "Honey I'm Home!" as one of 12 must-see exhibits out of 130 Nuit Blanche Exhibits.
2011 | E. Phipps Blog T.O. "Radar: Bravestation, Lives of the Saints, How She Hustles, Fun, Look Hear", November 30, 2010.