Andrea & George Miller and CALL/City as Living Laboratory
Invite you to a dinner and conversation with
Artist Alexis Rockman and
Environmental Scientist John Waldman
Discussing the powerful role artists, in partnerships with scientists,
can perform in helping us understand nature in the urban environment.
Afterwards, artist Bob Braine will present Estuary Tattoos a project to build awareness of and advance the daylighting of Tibbetts Brook.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6PM
Exact address provided with ticket purchase.
Tickets $350 per person
Alexis Rockman is an artist known for his paintings that provide depictions of future landscapes as they might exist with impacts of climate change, evolution influenced by genetic engineering and the reckless industrial pollution and extraction. He has exhibited his work since 1985, including solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum (2004). The Smithsonian American Art Museum (2010) and an exhibition at the Drawing Center (2013) in collaboration with the filmmaker Ang Lee. His work is in the collections across the US including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Guggenheim and the Whitney. In 1996 he co-edited Concrete Jungle with Mark Dion, a pop media investigation of death and survival in urban ecosystems.
John Waldman is a professor of Biology at Queens College and was for twenty years was a Senior Scientist at the Hudson River Foundation for the Science and Environmental Research. He received his Ph.D. in 1986 from the Joint Program in Evolutionary Biology between the American Museum of Natural History and the City University of New York, and prior to that an M.S. in Marine and Environmental Sciences from Long Island University. As an aquatic conservation biologist, he has authored more than 100 scientific articles and several popular books, including the inimitable Heartbeats in the Muck. His concern for the watery world sprang from growing up and playing on Long Island Sound in the Bronx.
Bob Braine, is an artist who has traveled extensively in Central and South America, Europe and the US generating photographs, drawings and site-specific interventions based on the fractured utopia of compromised ecosystems. Braine has exhibited in the US at venues such as the Queens Museum of Art (Crossing the Line) and PS1 (Greater NY). In Europe he has worked extensively with the Gallery for Landscape Art in Hamburg, Germany. His exhibitions in Europe include Hamburger Kunsthalle (Fieldwork), Kunstverien in Hamburg (Mapping a City), Al Almere, The Netherlands (From Reality to Fantasy), Kunsthalle Wien, Karlsplatz, Vienna (Get Together, Art as Teamwork), and Villa Medici, Rome (La Memoire-99).