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Farmhaus presents
Dow-Na-Shoor

August 11-22, 2023
Parlor Gallery
Asbury Park, NJ

Dow-na-Shoor is a group exhibition curated by Ben McBrien of Farmhaus.  The name is an homage to the song “Jersey Girl”  spoken in the hoagie mouth dialect of Kensington, Philadelphia where Ben has left his woodshop behind for a summer by the sea.  He’s gathered a small army of artist/artisan friends to visually support his furniture, and adorn the walls of the gallery, to make his work appear better by association. Objects of painting, photography, printing, digital art, sculpture and cutlery all meld into a cohesive showcase of artworks that draw the viewer into an ocean realm within Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ. With unique custom frames tailored specifically for each individual piece of artwork by Ben, there is a communal and collaborative feel to the collection; A sense that the artists are all aboard the friendship. Like “the Boss” says, Dow-na-shoor everything’s alright.

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Farmhaus

Brutal Stumps

Burnt Fallen Maple + Burnt Pine Legs

Approx. 30” diameter 24” hi

These maple stumps were found roadside in Monmouth co. NJ while driving home from Surfing in Sandy Hook. Air dried in my Kensington shop for 5 years then hand carved (wit power tools) before Shou Sougi Ban, the Japanese practice of burning as a means of preserving the wood to the elements.

Nick Lavecchia
Coastal Study No 007.22
Archival Pigment Print
Oxidized White Oak Frame by Farmhaus

40 x 50 in

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Jim Olarte Rock/Manila Totem

Vintage Manila Rope

Nick Lavecchia Portal 001

Dye Sub Aluminum Print
White Oak Frame by Farmhaus

14 in

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Jim Olarte Rock/Manila Totem - Detail

Vintage Manila Rope

Price List

All inquiries contact farmhausben@gmail.com

Farmhaus

Sounder (whale tail)

Burnt Poplar and Brass

Dave Shoemaker

#1

Black Porcelain

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Jim Olarte
Fiberglass Sculpture 2
"Found" Fiberglass from shipwrecked boats collected from Cameo Shores & Laguna Beach, CA

Jim Olarte
Fiberglass Sculpture 1
"Found" Fiberglass from shipwrecked boats collected from Cameo Shores & Laguna Beach, CA

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Farmhaus

Microdose Shroom

Salvaged soapstone + walnut

8.5” diameter 16.5” hi.

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Jim Olarte
DNA

Knotted with Vintage Manila Rope

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Dave Shoemaker

#4, #5, #6

Porcelain

Farmhaus

Occasional Shroom

Reclaimed Water Tank Redwood top + Salvaged Soapstone + Burnt Pine base

The tabletop started its life as the tallest tree in the forest, Sequoia, then spent a few decades as a rooftop water tank over a city before being reclaimed to make a staircase… these are the offcuts from that project.

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Jim Olarte
Fiberglass Sculpture 3  (detail)
"Found" Fiberglass from shipwrecked boats collected from Cameo Shores & Laguna Beach, CA

Alex Weinstein

Wave Fictions 1, 2, 3, 4

10 3/4 in

Oil on Plywood

Keely Angel
Roses on my Table

Mixed Media on Canvas

20 x 24 in

Mike Ball Desert / Reef

Pen and Ink

Mixed Media on Canvas

12 x 15 in

Jim Olarte
Fiberglass Sculpture 3
"Found" Fiberglass from shipwrecked boats collected from Cameo Shores & Laguna Beach, CA

Keely Angel

Roses on my Table

Mixed Media on Canvas

20 x 24 in

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Mike Ball

Desert / Reef

Pen and Ink

12 

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Alex Weinstein

Wave Fictions 4

Oil on Plywood

10 3.4 in

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Butch Sullivan

Federal K-Tip

Stainless Steel / Handle - Dyed Curly Maple

8 in

Butch Sullivan Knives

Ben McBrien
Occasional Shroom
Salvaged Soapstone / Heart Pine Redwood

Butch Sullivan Knives

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Jordan Parks

Pelican Pile

Linoleum Monoprint

48 x 35.75 in

Jordan Parks

Oyster Pile

Linoleum Monoprint

48 x 35.75 in

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Farmhaus

Brutal Bench

Burnt Poplar and Hemlock

Grain Surfboards

Tern

7'4" x 21.5" x 2 7/8"

Paulownia wood

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Jim Olarte

Rocks / Leather 2

Nick Lavecchia

Portal 002

Dye Sub Aluminum Print

Oiled Walnut Frame by Farmhaus

28.5 in

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Farmhaus

Dining Shroom

Salvaged Soapstone, Burnt Pine + White Oak Base

Hand shaped, Milk Painted Poplar Top

42” diameter 29” hi.

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Scott Szgesky

Stinger

Sumi on Paper

28.8 x 86 3/4 in

Farmhaus

Patched / Bolted Bench

Oak and Walnut

Christopher Pfeil

Cormorant, Tree, Currant

37.5 x 25.5 in

Scott Troxel

Oranges, 2022

Spray acrylic on solid maple

Mike Ball

Ball 1, 2, 3

Pen and Ink

12.5 x 15.5 in

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Farmhaus

Patched / Bolted Bench

Oak and Walnut

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Scott Troxel

BlackHawk

Acylic on Solid Maple

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Scott Szgesky

Gyo

Sumi on Paper

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Keely Angel

Higher Power

Mixed Media on Canvas

9 x 12 in

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Farmhaus

Occasional Shroom

Stone / Heart Pine / Redwood

Scott Troxel

Flashe

Spray Acrylic on Poplar

Keely Angel

Shrapnel

Mixed Media on Canvas

28.5 x 39.5 in

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Nick Lavecchia

Coastal Study Nº 004.20

Archival Pigment Print

Stained Natural Maple Frame

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Farmhaus

Rowhaus Dining Table

Salvaged Patchwork Pine

Keely Angel

Untitled 1

Mixed Media on Canvas

24 3/4 x 27 in

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Nick Lavecchia

Snow Day

Archival Pigment Print

White Washed Maple Frame

40 x 50 in

Nick Lavecchia

Chaotic Beauty / February 2020

Archival Pigment Print

Black Maple Frame

32 x 40 in

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Nick Lavecchia

Portal 003

Dye Sub Aluminum Print

Bleached Ash Frame by Farmhaus

Farmhaus

Hot Tuna

Salvaged Oxidized Cedar / Brass / Found

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Butch Sullivan

Dickinson Chef

215 mm Stainless Steel

Clad with High Carbon Core

Handle is Redwood Burl with White Stone Spacer

Butch Sullivan

Caprise Chef

230 mm Stainless Steel

Handle is Bog Oak and Thuya Burl with Brass Spacer

Butch Sullivan

Andover Special

280 mm Wrought Iron Clad with 52100 High Carbon Core

Handle is African Blackwood and Thuya Burl

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Nick Lavecchia

Portal 005

Dye Sub Aluminum Print

Oiled Walnut Frame by Farmhaus

28.5 in

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Nick Lavecchia

Portal 004

Dye Sub Aluminum Print

Oxidized Ash Frame by Farmhaus

18 in

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Christopher Pfeil

Great Egret Hunting

25.5 x 37.5 in

Ben McBrien

Bolt Bench

Cut Steel / Salvage Brass / Burnt Hackberry Wood

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Sean O'Brien

Ocean Pulse / Texas Tower

Digital Mixed Media

13.5 x 19.5 in

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Jordan Parks

Oyster

Linoleum Monoprint

26.5 x 36.5 in

Nick Lavecchia

Portal 005

Dye Sub Aluminum Print

Oiled Walnut Frame by Farmhaus

28.5 in

Ben McBrien

Alaia

Salvaged Cedar

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