Wildlife in the Post-Natural Age

September 7th - October 14th, 2012

Opening Reception: September 14th 6-9pm

Curated by Cara DeAngelis

Cara DeAngelis- Woman with Roadkill III

Cara DeAngelis: Woman with Roadkill III

Christopher Reiger- Slow Motion falling into the ylem

Christopher Reiger: Slow Motion falling into the ylem

Colleen Plumb- Outdoor World

Colleen Plumb: Outdoor World

Dina Brodsky- Translocation

Dina Brodsky- Translocation

Emily Adams- Monoculture

Emily Adams: Monoculture

Ian Healy- Man with Pig

Ian Healy: Man with Pig

John O'Reilly- Lamb

John O'Reilly: Lamb

Kate Puxley- Take Out

Kate Puxley: Take Out

Images of and concerned with wildlife are thriving in the heart of American cities, from New York to San Francisco. In September, American artists come together in Brooklyn with this exhibit to share what “Wildlife in the Post-Natural Age” looks like. The works range from drawing, to painting, video animation, sculpture, and photography. The artists are widely varied in their approach, but all have an integral connection to the overarching theme.

The show focuses on work that addresses the interplay between wildlife and our domesticated selves and spaces. It probes the persistence of wildlife in American culture and individual imagination through the work of a diverse group of city-based artists. The varied works evoke a reconsideration of the term ‘wild’ in what Gary Snyder has called a Post-Natural Age, and the role that artists are playing in exploring these issues.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Emily Davis Adams, Nick Baxter, Rachel Bensimon, Dina Brodsky, Jessie Brugger, Cara DeAngelis, Bryan Drury, MaDora Frey, Ian Healy, Loretta Hirsch, Maria Kozak, Monika Malewska, Benjamin Martins, Randall Nelson, John O’Reilly, Colleen Plumb, Kate Puxley, Christopher Reiger, Wade Schuman and Kimberly Witham

Short review and slideshow of some of the works on The Huffington Post.

Kimberly  Witham- Orange Glove

Kimberly Witham: Orange Glove

Loretta Hirsch- Battles of a Broken Heart

Loretta Hirsch: Battles of a Broken Heart

MaDora Frey- Crash

MaDora Frey: Crash

Maria Kozak- The Savages

Maria Kozak: The Savages

Monika-Malewska- Bacon Wreath with Deer

Monika-Malewska: Bacon Wreath with Deer

Nick Baxter- Tick

Nick Baxter: Tick

Rachel Bensimon- Out of Place

Rachel Bensimon: Out of Place

Randall Nelson- Catch and Release

Randall Nelson: Catch and Release

Wade Schuman- Avarice

Wade Schuman: Avarice