SASE #1 SUZANNE HUSKY

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11” x 17” poster
Double-sided
Free with SASE
Released summer 2010

SASE #1 is by Bay Area visual artist Suzanne Husky.  Her project was a double sided poster available for free to everyone who sent a standard sized, self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to THE THING's  office for one week in August 2010.

The drawings on the poster are studies for shelters, paired with (very American) apocalyptic fantasy imagery. Husky interprets the survival fantasy with a desire to shed material burden as well as a desire to revert to a survival mode with raw contact with nature. That mainstream subconscious utopia is what may drive some to go deep into the woods.

ABOUT SASE:

SASE is an ongoing project of THE THING in which we commission individuals to produce a limited edition project that must fit within a standard envelope and is free and available to anyone who sends us a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope). SASE #1 is the first in a series of four SASE projects commissioned by THE THING Quarterly.  This project is made possible by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

SUZANNE HUSKY

Suzanne Husky is a French American visual artist that has been living and practicing in the Bay Area since 2000. She grew up during the "Mitterrand years" in the midst of the 70’s "Back To The Land" movement. Green socialism filter through the various mediums she has worked with, which include sculpture, installation, and documentary photography. The themes of her art practice involve our intimate relations with plants, animals, the earth, and how we mingle together in political ways. Husky has spent a lot of time documenting contemporary "Off the grid" living - Modern Wild Lives - , urban green activism -Eco Heroes, East Bay Back Yard Activism - and women farmers in difficult mountainous areas -Ariege Against the Machine.

The drawings on the poster are studies for shelters, paired with (very American) apocalyptic fantasy imagery. Husky interprets the survival fantasy with a desire to shed material burden as well as a desire to revert to a survival mode with raw contact with nature. That mainstream subconscious utopia is what may drive some to go deep into the woods...

Husky obtained her MFA from the Beaux-Art school of Bordeaux, France, and has worked with Southern Exposure, Intersection For The Arts, Kala, Triple Base, the De Young Museum, San Francisco Arts Commission and ecoartspace.

More of her Suzanne Husky's work can be found here.

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