Geologic Dialogues through May 2024
Part ll Early Works
Monday, December 11
United States: 12pm PST, 1pm MST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST
Europe: 20:00 GMT
Australia: 7:00am AEDT
The Geologic Dialogues series is organized around our recently launched annual online exhibition + printed book The New Geologic Epoch. For each event, member/artists included in the exhibition who are engaged with similar or complimentary mediums/topics, will present their work. For this second event, in December, artists who have focused on the geologic dating back to the 1970s, will discuss their early works that are included in the book's introduction essay by Patricia Watts.
Presenters for Part II include: Eve Andree Laramee, Steven Siegel, Lenore Malen, Stacy Levy and Bill Gilbert.
Each presenter will have 10 minutes to discuss/present their work, with Q&A to follow.
Gif Images: ©Eve André Laramée, River of Stone, 1989, copper, water, salt, glass and mica; ©Steven Siegel, New Geology 3, 1992, paper, flora, 5 x 10 x 10 inches; ©Lenore Malen, Quarry, 2002, photograph, documentation of performative work, in the vicinity of Giverny, France; ©Stacy Levy, AMD & Art, 1995-1998, construction completed 2004, 40 acre floodplain; ©Bill Gilbert, 500 Dams: towards a return of Anaya Springs, 2003-present, multimedia installation with rocks, dirt, water, plants, satellite imagery, animation, photography, drawing, watercolor, ceramics.
Eve Andrée Laramée is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher working at the confluence of art and science. She is a Professor of the Department of Art at Pace University, and the Director of the Dyson Center for the Arts, Society & Ecology. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Exhibitions include at the Venice Biennale, Mass MOCA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; among other institutions. Her work is included in the collections of the MacArthur Foundation, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum. Laramée has received two grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, an Andy Warhol Foundation Grant, two fellowships from the New York Foundation for Arts and grants from the Mid-Atlantic States Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Museum Sculptor-in-Residence Program. wiki/Eve_Andree_Laramee
Steven Siegel is nationally and internationally recognized visual artist who has been making large-scale sculptures since the 1970s. He has created public artworks, private commissions, sited sculptures and installations that fall into three broad categories: time-bound, outdoor newspaper structures; organic, linear works primarily made with shredded rubber; and large cubes or spheres of bound waste materials, often crushed plastic or aluminum containers.Though his more recent works have tended towards large wall pieces–mural versions of his sculptures. Siegel has been interviewed by John K. Grande for Sculpture magazine in 2010 and his work written about by Patricia C. Phillips for Sculpture magazine in 2003. He has created commissioned works in cities and universities throughout the U.S. and Europe, in Australia, and Kazakhstan and Korea, and at the DeCordova Museum, Arte Sella Sculpture Park (Italy), Grounds for Sculpture, and Art Omi. Siegel lives and works in Tivoli in upstate New York. www.stevensiegel.net
Lenore Malen works in performance-photography-film/video installation+fiction writing. Her films focus on utopian myths, beekeeping and sheep herding. They point to the long history of humanity’s destruction of our planetary ecosystems. She raised honeybees and made a documentary about the beekeepers who became her friends followed by a 3-channel installation “ I Am The Animal “ where interviews with beekeepers were intercut with historical/ found footage. She was looking at the industrialized treatment of bees and the ways we have anthropomorphized them. Her film “Eve in Sheepland,” set on a sheep farm, retells the Genesis myth through a darkly humorous lens. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a NYSCA grant and has exhibited at Wesleyan University, The Slought Foundation, etc. and been reviewed in BOMB, Artforum, and The Brooklyn Rail. For 22 years she taught in the A/M/T Program at Parsons/The New School. www.lenoremalen.com
Stacy Levy is an eco-artist who works with environmental processes and delves into the intricate nature of water in its many forms. Using a blend of sustainable design and ecological concepts, she harnesses the ephemeral changes of tides, flow, seasons and weather, revealing the hidden dynamic of rivers through sculpture. Her installations, like Tide Fields (2018) in Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill River, showcase the six-foot tidal fluctuations in minute-by-minute action. In Diatom Lace (2023), Levy captures the delicate patterns of micro-algae living in New York’s East River, celebrating their forms in the concrete paving stones for the East Midtown Greenway. Recently, she unveiled Tide Flowers (2022), a captivating water installation at Brooklyn’s Domino Park, which visually registers the rising and falling tide on the East River. Through her artistic congruity, Levy bridges the gap between science and art, between the static nature of sculpture and the fluidity of water. Her work brings the wonders of the natural world to an urban environment and connects us to the rhythmic cycles of nature that we often miss. https://www.stacylevy.com
Bill Gilbert is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Art & Ecology and the Lannan Endowed chair at the University of New Mexico. Gilbert created the Land Arts of the American West program at UNM in 1999 and co-founded the Art & Ecology emphasis in the Department of Art and Art History in 2007. In 2012, he received a five-year grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to form the Land Arts Mobile Research Center. Gilbert previously served as head of Ceramics, 1989-2005. In that role he worked extensively with Indigenous and Mestizo potters running team-taught classes with Mary Lewis Garcia at Acoma Pueblo and Juan Quezada in Mata Ortiz, Mexico. In 2009, the University of Texas Press released Gilbert’s book with professor Chris Taylor entitled Land Arts of the American West and in 2019, Routledge Press published Gilbert’s book entitled Arts Programming for the Anthropocene: art in community and environment. www.unm.edu/~wgilbert/physio.html
This event is free for members + one guest. $5 for non-members. All participants MUST REGISTER.