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Closing Reception for Swell

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Join us from 7-9pm on May 25 for the closing reception of Francesco Simeti’s “Swell” (on view through May 27).

ON VIEW: April 22-May 27, 2017
CLOSING RECEPTION: May 25, 7-9pm
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2-7pm

In “Swell,” Simeti transforms appropriated images from Brooklyn waterways, such as the Gowanus Canal, into a motorized installation in which the public can contemplate the consequences of human activity on our surroundings. The diametrically opposed elements present in the history of the canal–life and death, order and destruction, reality and fiction, the light-hearted and the devastating–mirror Simeti’s practice, which amplifies multifaceted environmental, social and political concerns into an immersive, kinetic installation. Adopting a DIY aesthetic, Simeti takes inspiration from puppet theater and Baroque mechanical automata, which combined an awe of nature with an affinity for artifice, to explore the social, cultural and historical significance of Brooklyn waterways.

This exhibit is kindly supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Extended programming is presented in collaboration with Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS), HomeGrown and City Parks Foundation/Partnership for Parks.

Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Open Source Gallery
306 17th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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