Watery Grave

June 20 – 21, 2009

An expedition of sorts, Watery Grave, Parlour No. 6, sets out to confront the transience of human order and the relationship between what once existed and what exists now or rather the erosion of the human imprint by and through nature. The exhibition features drawings, paintings and film by Hidenori Ishii, Colette Murphy, Marina Roy and Colette Robbins. Watery Grave is hosted by artists Carly Haffner and Don Porcella in their Staten Island apartment.

Press Release

Staten Island ferry ride over to Parlour No. 6: Watery Grave

Joann Kim and Andrzej Nowicki enjoying the trip

Touch down in Staten Island, en route to opening

Parlour No. 6: Watery Grave, hosted by Carly Haffner and Don Porcella in Staten Island

Hidenori Ishii, Untitled (before & after), 2004, oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches

Left: Hidenori Ishii, Mountain, 2004, oil on linen, 108 x 28 inches. Right: Colette Robbins, The Mirage, 2009, graphite on paper, 23 x 29 inches

Colette Robbins, The Mirage, 2009, graphite on paper, 23 x 29 inches

Installation view. Left wall: works by Hidenori Ishii and Colette Robbins (details above).  Right wall: Colette Murphy, Somewhere Between Here and There, 2009, acrylic and graphite on linen, 48 x 60 inches

Colette Robbins, Half Lives, 2008, graphite on paper, 50 x 37 inches

Colette Murphy, Home, 2008, acrylic on linen, 48 x 60 inches

Left: Colette Murphy, Random Thoughts, 2009, acrylic and graphite on linen, 12 x 18 inches. Right: Marina Roy, Apartment, 2008, DVD, 56 minutes

Left: Colette Murphy, Random Thoughts, 2009, acrylic and graphite on linen, 12 x 18 inches. Right: Marina Roy, Apartment, 2008, DVD, 56 minutes

Opening Night, featured artist Colette Robbins speaking about her work

Opening night, our hosts, artists Carly Haffner and Don Porcella

Opening Night, featured artist Colette Murphy and her husband Bobby

Opening night, leaving the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in downtown Manhattan