Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn
January 4 - March 16, 2014
Organized by Andrew Beccone
Gowanus Branch presented new work by Jen Bervin, David East, and Marget Long accompanied by a selection of books from the library's collection. All of the work and books included in the branch engaged with the subject of water&mdashthe focus of this year's investigative theme at Proteus Gowanus. Works in sculpture, photography, video, installation and textiles all grew out of an initial encounter with printed material, often from the library's own collection.
Daylight at the Oasis, 2013
Three black and white photographs mounted under dichroic, refractive plexiglass
19.5 x 25.5 in. each
Rancho Mirage, 2013
Projected digital video
11 minute loop
Pastoral Double Plot (Non-Circulating), 2014
Site-specific installation consisting of painted plywood box, plastic figurine, stack of ceramic tiles, inkjet print
A Walk in the Park (thank you Mr. Lynch), 2014
16 minute loop
River, Meander Excerpt, 2014
Hand sewn sequins on tyvek, mull, and paper
13 of 230 ft.
Harold Norman Fisk
Geological Investigation of the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, 1944
Ancient courses within the Mississippi River meander belt (15 sheets), Plate 22, Sheet 6
30.5 x 43.5 in.
Loaned from the collection of Catherine McRae