It was a buzzy feeling, setting up my images, snacks and a few belongings in the Helen Frankenthaler Cottage. This was going to be the shortest residency I’d ever done. A single day.
In addition to my regular duties as Associate Professor of Animation and 3D Design at Ramapo College of New Jersey, I’ve started to reach out to educators and artists in different ways. I believe strongly in the concept of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). Artists have always been innovators and inventors.
The Greening: 209 evokes different moments in time: present, future, and past. In the U.S. a house or other building may last a generation or more. The systems we design to guide us as a society outlive us all, though they are not permanent either. How do we know if the structures we put in place are working? How long does the long view need to be if we are going to plan accordingly? It’s time to remodel.
Agency of Unrealized Projects
Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works. Whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action.
This year I curated the work of 17 very talented students graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Visual Arts program.
The Blended Learning programs are available free of charge to artists who apply and are selected to participate, thanks to the generous supporters of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Gallery Aferro.
Layers of history, landfill, metals and marsh
Meadowlands Pollution Maps Exhibited at Gallery Bergen as part of Picturing the Garden State
Maps created after receiving a grant from the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute.
There are often subtle indicators in our landscape which can be interpreted to reveal what divides or unifies us. In the series Due North, I reflect on my time as an artist in residence at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin home in Wisconsin. While there I found myself a part of two communities at odds with each other: the utopian Fellowship made of up Mr. Wright’s apprentices and their architecture school, and the nearby town of Spring Green, whose elders could still recall in great detail the unpaid debts and bad behavior Mr. Wright left in his wake. I couldn’t help but be influenced by this divide in the maps I created this past year which were made from interviews with Fellowship members and other videos I created during my stay.