Radical Reimaginings is a virtual exhibition curated by 516 ARTS and the Kolaj Institute. On view from August 22 through December 31, 2020.
My exhibition statement:
I want to reimagine the potential of the imaginary. To imagine is the first step toward realization—what once seemed impossible can begin to take form in the mind’s eye (or ear as the case may be). Collage can function as a lens through which the marvelous underpinnings of the commonplace are revealed. It can serve as a map or guide, a catalyst, prescription or elixir for maker and viewer alike.
More thoughts on this work at the Obviousblog.
My master's thesis for Rhode Island School of Design's brand new Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies program is now available in print form RISD's Fleet Library, and as a free download from RISD Digital Commons:
The upshot in a nutshell: practices and frameworks that emphasize and enhance collaboration,
spontaneity, and care, in defying convention, contain the potential to
The impossible can be realized through creative acts: we can "know what the possible feels like because we know ourselves to be its creators" (Arturo Fallico, Art and Existentialism, 1962).
This is a dynamic, participatory occasion.
On December 9, 2019 I defended my thesis as part of the first cohort in Rhode Island School of Design's new liberal arts master's program in Nature-Culture and Sustainability Studies. "An Intricate Ensemble: The Art-Science of an Ecological Imaginary" is now available in its entirety at RISD Digital Commons.