Current Exhibition

 

Artifacts from the Boys Room

Erika Wanenmacher

July 24 – July 29, 2018   

One week only
visit www.axleart.com daily for locations and hours.

 

In this exhibition, Wanenmacher investigates The Human Radiation Experiments that occurred in the United States from the 1940's through the 1970's. The experiments were conducted without informed consent on many of society's most vulnerable-the poor, the sick, the disenfranchised, and children.

 

"The Science Club" refers to an experiment that happened in a Massachusetts home for developmentally disabled children. Boys were fed oatmeal and milk that contained radioactive particles, in order to track the effectiveness of added vitamins. To encourage the boys to participate, the scientist called the experiment "The Science Club".

 

"The Boy's Room" refers to an experiment at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in which doctors used their own children and children in the community in radioactive tracer experiments.

 

During the run of the exhibition, the exhibited objects will be sold through a silent auction process. Bidding can be done at the mobile gallery or by contacting the gallery atinfo@axleart.com or by telephone at 505-670-5854 or 505-670-7612. Photos of the objects are below. Bidding ends at 8pm on Sunday July 29th.

 

All proceeds from sales will support the work of  Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Nuke Watch, The Los Alamos Study Group, and Axle Contemporary.

 

This show is made of artifacts from the show "The Science Club: The Boy's Room" that was at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in 2008. 

 

 

Article in the Santa Fe Reporter about this show here

 

Article in the Pasatiempo here

 

Schedule / Locations

 

Opening

Tuesday, July 24

5-7pm, Railyard Shade Structure by Farmers Market

 

Wednesday, July 25

6-8 pm Plaza Bandstand  Concert

 

Thursday, July 26

11-2, La Montañita Co-op

 

Friday July, 27

5–8 pm, Railyard by Farmers Market/SITE Santa Fe

 

Saturday, July 28

morning in front of SITE/Farmers Market afternoon on Canyon Rd.

Swan Park Concert 6-8pm

 

Sunday, July 29

Canyon Road 12-3 &

Closing Event & Final Auction Bidding, 5-8, Phil Space, 1410 2nd street

 

 

The following photographs represent items available for the silent auction. Call 505-670-5854 or 505-670-7612 for more information on the items, current bid price, or to place a bid. Or stop by the gallery in person. Final bidding will take place at Phil Space on Sunday, July 29th from 5-8pm.

Video in alu cabinet w/tv tray setup

Video in alu cabinet w/tv tray setup

Single channel video installation in vintage aluminum monitoring station with vintage TV tray setup (with sandwich, engraved vintage spoon, glow-in-the-dark juice vintage plate Einstein atomic spoon, rocket astronaut space plate), and stool MINIMUM BID: $1,500

Chemical Set

Chemical Set

Vintage Gilbert Chemical Set box with hand-blown lab-ware by Stacey Neff MINIMUM BID: $40 CURRENT BID: $75

Atomic Children’s Pajamas

Atomic Children’s Pajamas

Children’s Pajamas, hand printed fabric hand-printed & hand-sewn MINIMUM BID: $150

Black Raven Record/Zoetrope

Black Raven Record/Zoetrope

Vintage record player with handmade Black Raven record with zoetrope-style viewer with hand-painted hand/skeleton animation (based on Vintage Red Raven series) MINIMUM BID: $400 CURRENT BID: $400

Boy’s Science Project

Boy’s Science Project

Boy’s Science Project: Box with artist-modified found Oriole nest with painting, text, and safety glass. MINIMUM BID: $100 CURRENT BID: $120

Hallicrafters ham radio

Hallicrafters ham radio

Vintage Hallicrafters ham radio (gutted) with mp3 player and audio loop (comes with vintage microphone, headphones, and manuals) MINIMUM BID: $40 CURRENT BID $40

Safety Truck

Safety Truck

Hand-painted vintage toy safety truck MINIMUM BID: $30

Atomic Quilt

Atomic Quilt

Hand-appliquéd and hand-quilted atomic coverlet (twin size) MINIMUM BID: $300

TRINITY

TRINITY

TRINITY: Atomic blast paint-by-numbers portrait fabricated and painted by the artist from archival blast photo MINIMUM BID: $30 CURRENT BID $30

BAKER

BAKER

BAKER: Atomic blast paint-by-numbers portrait fabricated and painted by the artist from archival blast photo MINIMUM BID: $30 CURRENT BID: $30

PRISCILLA

PRISCILLA

PRISCILLA: Atomic blast paint-by-numbers portrait fabricated and painted by the artist from archival blast photo MINIMUM BID: $40

NAGASAKI

NAGASAKI

NAGASAKI: Atomic blast paint-by-numbers portrait fabricated and painted by the artist from archival blast photo MINIMUM BID: $60

HIROSHIMA

HIROSHIMA

HIROSHIMA: Atomic blast paint-by-numbers portrait fabricated and painted by the artist from archival blast photo MINIMUM BID: $60

X-Ray Lamp

X-Ray Lamp

Vintage cholla stagecoach lamp with custom x-ray shade MINIMUM BID: $50

Black butterflies (small)

Black butterflies (small)

Black butterflies (small) MINIMUM BID: $15 CURRENT BID: $65

Black butterflies (medium)

Black butterflies (medium)

Black butterflies (medium) MINIMUM BID: $30 CURRENT BID: $125

Black butterflies (large)

Black butterflies (large)

Black butterflies (large) MINIMUM BID: $50 CURRENT BID: $50

Hand-printed atomic curtains

Hand-printed atomic curtains

Hand-printed atomic curtains MINIMUM BID: $15 CURRENT BID: $15

Child’s gas mask

Child’s gas mask

Child’s gas mask, vintage MINIMUM BID: $30

Vintage Blast Goggles

Vintage Blast Goggles

Vintage Blast Goggles MINIMUM BID: $25

Rocket Launcher Erector Set

Rocket Launcher Erector Set

Rocket Launcher erector set, vintage MINIMUM BID: $40

Code Control Box

Code Control Box

Code control box, vintage MINIMUM BID: $20

Cap Gun

Cap Gun

Cap Gun, vintage MINIMUM BID: $10

PATRIOT sneakers

PATRIOT sneakers

PATRIOT sneakers, vintage (new dead stock) MINIMUM BID: $20

Green Hornet model kit

Green Hornet model kit

Green Hornet model kit, altered MINIMUM BID: $8

Blackened sand painting

Blackened sand painting

Blackened sand painting MINIMUM BID: $5

Davy Crockett Weapon System

Davy Crockett Weapon System

Davy Crockett Weapon System, hand-held field nuclear weapon, vintage print MINIMUM BID: $10

Hound-Dog

Hound-Dog

Hound-dog 1960’s nuclear missile, vintage print MINIMUM BID: $10

Superboy

Superboy

Superboy, altered vintage comic book MINIMUM BID: $10

MAD Magazine

MAD Magazine

MAD Magazine, altered vintage magazine MINIMUM BID: $10

Atomic Energy, Merit Badge Series

Atomic Energy, Merit Badge Series

Atomic Energy, Merit Badge Series, altered vintage Boy Scout manual MINIMUM BID: $4 CURRENT BID: $10

Radio, Merit Badge Series

Radio, Merit Badge Series

Radio, Merit Badge Series, altered vintage Boy Scout manual MINIMUM BID: $4

The Family Fallout Shelter

The Family Fallout Shelter

The Family Fallout Shelter, vintage brochure MINIMUM BID: $6

Survival in a Nuclear Attack

Survival in a Nuclear Attack

Survival in a Nuclear Attack, altered vintage brochure MINIMUM BID: $6

Your Body and Radiation

Your Body and Radiation

Your Body and Radiation, vintage brochure MINIMUM BID: $6

Radio Isotopes in Medicine

Radio Isotopes in Medicine

Radio Isotopes in Medicine, vintage brochure MINIMUM BID: $4

Survival Under Atomic Attack

Survival Under Atomic Attack

Survival Under Atomic Attack, vintage brochure MINIMUM BID: $5

Nature’s Invisible Rays

Nature’s Invisible Rays

Nature’s Invisible Rays, altered vintage brochure MINIMUM BID: $4

North Peninsula Electronics Club

North Peninsula Electronics Club

North Peninsula Electronics Club, altered postcard MINIMUM BID: $1

K8NXN

K8NXN

K8NXN, altered ham radio postcard MINIMUM BID: $1

WA7ACQ

WA7ACQ

WA7ACQ, altered ham radio postcard MINIMUM BID: $1

Boeing Employee Amateur Radio Societ

Boeing Employee Amateur Radio Societ

Boeing Employee Amateur Radio Society, altered postcard MINIMUM BID: $1

Installation in the gallery

Installation in the gallery

Installation in the gallery

Installation in the gallery

Installation in the gallery

Installation in the gallery