Our Backyard: Artists Consider the Environment
The artist Tatana Kellner is passionately against Hydro-fracturing or Fracking. We were inspired by her installation "Poisoned Well", a depiction of what Fracking does to drinking water, to bring together works that address our environmental concerns. We received more than 60 submissions and we have selected 20 artists who work in various mediums. This exhibition highlights the works that bring forth pressing issues about our environment.
Stephanie Bell, Adriana Farmiga, Dave Hebb, Robin Holland, Sue E. Horowitz, Roman Hrab, Lynn Itzkowitz Tatana Kellner, Maria Mattos, Matthias Neumann & Natalia Roumelioti, Gina Occhiogrosso, Caitlin Parker, Jaanika Peerna, Richard A. Smith, Kirsten Stolle, Mau Schoettle & Kate Hamilton, Joy Taylor, Tona Wilson
Tatana Kellner is a visual artist and the founding member and Artistic Director of Women’s Studio Workshop, an artists’ workspace in Rosendale, NY. Her practice encompasses artist’s books, printmaking, papermaking, drawing, photography and installation. She uses these media to comment on contemporary culture. Tatana is a recipient of numerous grants and residencies including the Puffin Foundation Grant and the Macdowell Colony; and her work has been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Fort Collins, Co, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, and Center for Photography at Woodstock, Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and Creative Concepts in Beacon, NY, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY and District Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, DC, among others.
Heige Kim is a visual artist and founder of Roos Arts in Rosendale, NY.