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Meltdown:The Icebergs of Greenland

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8 AM, plate 11, 2008 Silver Gelatin Print 11 X 14 Inches © courtesy the artist and Pace Prints
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Greenland 12.12.V, 2008 Monoprint 24 X 30 Inches © courtesy the artist and Pace Prints
Meltdown:The Icebergs of Greenland

521 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
June 5th, 2008 - July 9th, 2008
Opening: June 5th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

Pace Prints is pleased to present an exhibition in our gallery at 32 East 57th Street in New York that focuses on monoprints by Don Nice of the icebergs in the area of Greenland together with photographs by Brian Nice.

Concerned with the effects of climate change on the environment, Pace Prints commissioned the artist Don Nice, accompanied by his photographer son Brian Nice, to document the meltdown of the icebergs around Greenland.  This project, in turn, was documented on film by Michelle Icahn.

From both fishing boats and helicopters, Don and Brian recorded the majesty of these massive icebergs and their breaking apart in a continuous meltdown.  Brian used his lens while Don drew watercolor sketches.  He used both as source material to create the hand screened mono prints in this exhibition.

While Don was sketching and Brian was photographing, the film maker Michelle Icahn was recording the adventure with the objective of making a documentary.  Included in this exhibition will be a condensed version of her forthcoming documentary entitled “Meltdown in the Making” that will give viewers a deeper sense of the artists, their past and present influences and inspirations, their goals for going on this journey together, and the environment that was being documented.

It is our hope that this exhibition will serve to focus additional attention on the challenges to our environment as well as to admire the creative results of these artist who have documented the on-going meltdown of the colossal Greenland icebergs. We are all most appreciative of the support that the Natural Resource Defense Council has given to this project.