Smoke Bath – collection

Smoke Bath is a collection of photographs and art work loosely based on the theme of camping/ nature/ exploring. The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that provides free summer vacations to New York City children from low-income communities. The goal of smoke bath is to showcase the work of artists that are inspired by nature and raise money for freshair.org in the process. To see the collection click here.

For the last few years I’ve been thinking of art outside of the context of galleries, sales and museums. I’ve wondered about the power of art and its potential to do something positive. At it’s core, this project is a test, and I hope the result will be an (online) exhibition that people all over the world can enjoy while raising some money for a very good cause in the process. I hope the images collected here inspire people to think about the beauty of the wilderness, and perhaps inspire them to donate to freshair.org. Visiting natural and wilderness areas can be a very peaceful and mind-expanding experience. Hopefully this project helps kids to discover the outdoors. Thanks to all of the artists who contributed to Smoke Bath!

Peter Sutherland

4/2010

Credits:

Peter Sutherland, Curator
Seems Books / Nick Neubeck, Publisher / Art Director
Metz Projects / Landon Metz, Website Design / Coding
Natalie So, Producer/Assistant Curator