Lectures on the Urban Landscape | James Walsh

Date

Oct 16, 2013 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location

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.

 


James Walsh
A Voyage to the Arctic 

Artist and writer James Walsh will read from a series of letters he wrote to a friend when he embarked on his ongoing project The Arctic Plants of New York City. The letters, often written under harsh if exhilarating conditions, give an account of his voyage to discover the surprising number of plants that are common to both New York City and the Arctic.  

Walsh was born in Brooklyn, NY, studied literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY and Oxford University, England, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He has been making visual work in a variety of media since 1986, and has shown throughout the United States and Europe.  He is the author of three books - Foundations (1997), Solvitur ambulando (2003), and There was Something in the Weather (2012) - and numerous unique and limited-edition artist’s books. Awards and residencies include a Fulbright Fellowship to Turkey, an apexart Outbound Residency in Bangkok, and residencies at MacDowell Colony, The Edward Albee Foundation, Art Omi, Wave Hill, and The Center for Book Arts.

Image: courtesy of James Walsh

Venue Information:

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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