• Date: March 04 - 21, 2010
  • Location: APF LAB
  • Artists: Dustin Wayne Harris, Curated by Jessica Craig Martin
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund

Press Release


Dustin Wayne Harris: A New Career in a New Town

Curated by Jessica Craig Martin

March 4th - 21st

APF LAB 15 Wooster Street, New York City

Open to the public Saturday and Sundays 12 - 6 pm

For appointments off Gallery Hours Please Call: 917 445 2131

APF LAB is pleased to present Dustin Wayne Harris: A New Career in a New Town.

Dustin Wayne Harris was born in Bane, West Virginia in 1982. The major pastimes in Bane are strip-mining, methamphetamine production, and serial killing. Dustin's parents did a little of all three. Eventually, Dustin’s father distinguished himself with a particularly original sequence of murders. He was sentenced to life withoutparole. Finding the options in Bane limited, Dustin took a bus to New York. After a series of unsavory adventures, one of which involved obtaining his first camera, he was offered accommodation and a nominal wage to be the janitor in a building in Queens. He embarked on a series of photographs documenting the apartments in the building, both occupied and abandoned, and the urban flotsam that he was drawn to around the city. With this series he gained a full scholarship to the School of Visual Arts. The show is a selection of work from this ongoing project. Dustin graduated from SVA with honors in 2007. He is currently employed in a freelance capacity in the gentlemen's facilities at Le Grenouille.

"Cake Mixx,' another solo exhibition of Dustin Wayne Harris's work, will open at Heist Gallery on March 11th (6-8pm). For "Cake Mixx," Harris will present a series of photographs that examine the emotions and psychology of a romantic relationship through the lens of baking and decorating cakes. Heist Gallery, 27 Essex Street. For additional information, please visit:

Art Production Fund is a non profit organization dedicated to facilitating ambitious projects by contemporary artists, reaching new audiences and expanding public participation and understanding of contemporary art. Past Projects include: SHOW, Vanessa Beecroft, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1998; PLAN B, Rudolf Stingel summer 2004, Grand Central's VanderbilHall and The Walker Art Center; Prada Marfa, Elmgreen & Dragset, Valentine, TX, 2005, permanent; Greeting Card, Aaron Young, Park Avenue Armory, 2007; Electric Fountain, Noble & Webster, Rockefeller Plaza, 2008; The Whitney Biennial,Park Avenue Armory, 2008; Members Only, Kalup Linzy, 2008; Scribble, Karl Haendel, 2009; Kalup Linzy, Kembra Pfahler, Haim Steinbach, Proenza Schouler for Pitti W, Florence, Italy 2009. Co-Founders: Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen. Director: Casey Fremont.

Soho Mews was developed by United American Land and designed by renowned architects Gwathmey Siegel & Associates,Soho Mews comprises two condo buildings; one with an entrance on West Broadway and the second which fronts Wooster Street. They are connected by a 4,000 sq.-ft. garden designed by the award-winning Peter Walker & Partners Landscape Architecture, which was recently honored with the winning design for the World Trade Center Memorial, among other accolades. The property features 59 lofts, 5 spacious townhouses and 4 wrap- around penthouses, all with 10-foot ceilings. The building’s ample amenities include concierge service provided by Luxury Attaché, in-building art information advisory service by Art Production Fund, special shopping privileges, updates and other perks from Fort Street Studio and Moss, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and 24-hour doorman and porter service.

Special thanks to Soho Mews for generously donating the space to Art Production Fund. For more information please contact Casey Fremont:

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