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Lectures on the Urban Landscape | Marie Lorenz


Oct 23, 2013 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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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.


Marie Lorenz
The Tide and Current Taxi

Marie Lorenz will discuss her ongoing project The Tide and Current Taxi, in which she ferries people throughout New York City in a rowboat that she designed and built. She studies tidal charts of the harbor and uses the current to propel the boat. Floating through the city profoundly changes one’s perspective and lends itself to observations and awareness that create something new out of something familiar. After each trip, Lorenz creates an online photo journal, telling stories of these navigations and giving readers a transformative, floating experience while they navigate the web. By continually examining the waterfront of New York City, her project explores and records the perpetual transformation of the coast.

Lorenz was born in Twentynine Palms, California and grew up traveling with her military family. She received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Yale, where she now teaches in the Painting Department. Lorenz has received grants from Artists Space, the Harpo Foundation, and the Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship. In 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, from High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California, to MoMA PS1, in New York City. She has completed solo projects at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England, Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, and at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York.

Image: courtesy of Marie Lorenz

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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