Origins of the American-Style DonutCurated by Alexis Iammarino
ROCKLAND, MAINE: June 3 - June 25, 2016
Opening: June 3, National Donut Day, 5-8pm
Asymmetrick Arts / 405 Main Street
Win Wilder Hall / 328 Main Street
Asymmetrick Arts and Win Wilder Hall are delighted to announce a two-venue, artist-curated project, Hole History: Origins of the American-Style Donut, on view June 3 through June 25.
Curated by interdisciplinary artist Alexis Iammarino, this exhibition draws together artists, authors, and historians in an open-submission-driven mix of art and public history. A local tale broadly and boldly claims the the hole-in-the-donut was singularly invented by a 19th century sea captain from the Midcoast of Maine. Therein lies some truth and this tale provides a specific but expansive conceptual terrain in which to gather images and narratives relating equally to authenticity, tall tales, and toroid geometry: anything and everything relating to the iconic American pastry.
This exhibition marks the galleries’ first collaboration with Iammarino and second time as a shared program; each space will include painting, drawing, video installation, sculpture, and historical memorabilia. Win Wilder Hall will also include a mural.
Four of my donut sculptures will be featured in the group show.