The Wash features twenty-seven photographs of marine debris gathered off of New York City beaches and composed into colorful still lifes. The piece references both ship portholes and laundromats to draw attention to the importance of beach and ocean clean-up efforts while acknowledging how plastics’ aesthetics and utility continue to appeal to our commercial and creative interests.
About the Artist
Brooklyn-based artist, Basia Goszczynska, explores environmental and waste issues through a variety of mediums including sculpture, installation, performance, social practice, and new media. She has presented her work in numerous exhibitions including at Pintô International, Arcadia Earth, Chashama’s Space To Present, the Mid-Manhattan Public Library, and OCAD University. Her most recent commissions include large-scale sculptures for the launch of partnerships between Mohawk Group and the Ocean Cleanup as well as Corona USA and Oceanic Global. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as the Ray Stark Film Prize. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, ArtNet, Curbed, and Time Out, among others. Basia received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.