Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'Combined Overflow' Roundtable Discussion Marks End Of Exhibition At Proteus Gowanus This Friday

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triptych with images from Jose Gaytan, Willis Elkins and Jenifer Wightman.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to see "Combined Overflow" - the Newtown Creek & Gowanus Canal exhibit at Proteus Gowanus at 543 Union Street, you still can do so till Saturday May 24th.
The show has been curated by Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger, Sarah Nelson Wright, and features the works of Wendy Andringa, Liz Barry, Sarah Christman, Willis Elkins, Eymund Diegel, Jose Gaytan, Jan Mun, Leif Percifield, George Trakas, Mitch Waxman, Jenifer Wightman.
From the curators:
"Combined Overflow is an exhibition of creative responses to the Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal, two New York City waterways with similar histories of industry, pollution and neglect. Both of these salt-water inlets were designated as federal Superfund sites in 2010, and are currently undergoing remediation, even as new residents are lured to their shorelines. Both have also inspired dedicated communities of artists, innovators and explorers, who have been working to collectively recalibrate these bodies of water as fertile sites of collaboration, invention and public engagement."

To mark the closing of the show, the curators will be moderating "Combined Overflow Roundtable Discussion" on Friday May 23rd from 7 pm to 9 pm.
"Join us for a roundtable discussion with several artists from our current Water exhibition, Combined Overflow. They will discuss creative collaborations on the Newtown Creek and Gowanus Canal and consider new ideas for how to engage with Superfund Sites, urban waterfronts and environmental pollution in Brooklyn and beyond.
Participants include George Trakas, designer of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk; artist Willis Elkins of the Newtown Creek Alliance and North Brooklyn Boat Club; engineer Jeff Laut of the Brooklyn Atlantis robot project; photographer Mitch Waxman; media artist Jan Mun; and artist/scientist Jenifer Wightman."


RSVP for the Combined Overflow Roundtable discussion here.  Free wine and refreshments will be served.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting timing considering how AWFUL it smells today. I do not understand why they don't drain it, clean it & cover it. Blech.