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FRACKING: Art and Activism Against the Drill

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Untitled, 2010 Acrylic 4" X 6" © Wooster
FRACKING: Art and Activism Against the Drill

475 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
December 7th, 2010 - March 26th, 2011
Opening: December 7th, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.exitart.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
info@exitart.org
PHONE:  
212 966 7745
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday – Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, performance, realism, landscape, abstract, figurative, traditional, sculpture
COST:  
$5.00

DESCRIPTION

Exit Art announces Fracking: Art and Activism Against the Drill. Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is a means of gas extraction that accesses gas trapped more than a mile below the earth’s surface. This exhibition, a project of SEA (Social Environmental Aesthetics), will expose this process of gas extraction that is contaminating water supplies worldwide. Through documentary videos, photography by Jacques del Conte and Michael Forster Rothbart, commissioned works, public responses and literature, it will engage the public in dialogue on this issue through public lectures and calls to action and encourage audiences to continue educating themselves and their communities on fracking and its detrimental effects.

Exit Art invited the public to respond to the issue of fracking by submitting a postcard via mail with original artwork on one side and a written statement on the other. The dozens of responses we received will be on view, forming a collective call to end fracking; postcards will be accepted throughout the run of the exhibition and will be added as they are received.

PLEASE SUBMIT:
a 4 x 6” postcard with original work on one side (original drawing, painting, collages, photograph, etc.) and a brief written statement responding to fracking on the other side. Postcards must be mailed or dropped off in person during regular hours.

Postcards will be accepted throughout the exhibition.

MAIL TO:
Exit Art
Attn: Fracking
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

All received works will be exhibited and handled by the public. Works will not be returned and will become property of the Exit Art Archive. No phone calls, please.