Lectures on the Urban Landscape | Heidi Neilson


Nov 13, 2013 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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As part of their project Street Signs Became Flags that Mark Mountaintops and its interest in field research and discovery, Katarina Jerinic and Chad Stayrook have curated a lecture series, inviting other artists to present on their work that explores the urban landscape through methods more commonly used to study the natural world.


Heidi Neilson
Report from Long Island City


Heidi Neilson reports on two Queens neighborhood-based projects exploring the interface of natural phenomena and the city. The Long Island City Sundial tells time from the urban terrain, using the prominent Citicorp building as the central shadow-casting spire. SP Weather Station, a collaboration with Natalie Campbell, is an interdisciplinary project that collects weather data with rooftop instruments, hosts a Guest Lecture Series, and organizes weather-related publications, events, and exhibitions.

Neilson is an artist addressing topics such as weather, maps, fake snow, and the debris in earth’s orbit. Her work, often collaborative and publishing-based, has been supported by the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Center for Book Arts, the College Book Art Association, The Drawing Center, I-Park, the International Print Center New York, the Islip Art Museum, Kala Art Institute, LMCC, the Lower East Side Printshop, Provisions Library, the Queens Museum of Art, Visual Studies Workshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop. She is a member of the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative, co-founded SP Weather Station, and her work is included in over 60 museum and university collections. Born in Oregon, Heidi received a BA in biology from Reed College and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and lives and works in New York.

Image: courtesy of Heidi Neilson

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The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators. 

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