Our Excessive Love Of Plastics

Does recycling redeem us from our excessive love of plastics?

Lately, it is impossible to ignore our legacy of plastics in oceans, landfills, and even in our food. We are eating what the fish are eating: plastic, a product that is easily produced and facilitates our modern lifestyle of consumption. It is a petroleum-based chemical built with components that are not naturally bound but made by man, so it is difficult to decompose. Plastic breaks down in fragments with exposure to sunlight, but it will take about 1000 years to disappear from the oceans. Meanwhile, ocean creatures confuse them as nutrients.
My mind is concerned about the contamination of the environment, the food chain and the sources of oxygen that allow us to continue existing. With this installation, I am addressing the overload of discarded plastic in our oceans, the contamination of marine life and the consequent disappearance of species.

Plastic containers, reclaimed net, fish made of paper and plastic bags. Dimension Variable (6'x6'x14')

Contemporary Photography 2008 - 2018

 Morphogenetic: Kudzu 2
CMYK Printer Manipulations on cotton paper
8.5” x 11” – unique

Contemporary Photography 

2008 - 2018

July 13 - August 11, 2018 

165 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York 

Site:Brooklyn Gallery is pleased to present:

Contemporary Photography 2008-2018, an open call for submission juried by Kristen Gaylord.


Kristen Gaylord is the Beaumont & Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Photography at MoMA. She has curated and contributed to number of exhibitions and publication, including: Inbox: Hal Fischer (2018), Stephen Shore (2017), Beatrice Glow: Spice Roots/Routes (2017), Photography at MoMA: 1840 to 1920 (2017), Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents 1967 (2017), Intertwined (2016), and One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers (2016). Previously she was a research assistant at the De Kooning Foundation, and instructor at the Museum of the City of New York. Since its invention, photography has served diverse purposes—from fine art to criminology, for uses, personal, photojournalistic, or scientific. In the last decade artists have scoured visual culture and its abundance of Niv Rozenberg “Boswijck 04”, 2017 images, often borrowing the styles and approaches of other fields to inflect or expand what art photography can be.

Contemporary Photography 2008–2018 surveys 62 artists who together provide a cross-section of the ways the medium refuses to remain stable, whether exploring new technologies or applying nineteenth-century tools to contemporary subjects. Some have taken advantage of digital tools to manipulate their own or appropriated imagery, playing off the traditional but incorrect assumption that photographs present truth. Others experiment with analog ways of pushing images into abstraction or illegibility. Eschewing the historic medium-specific divisions some artists document performative work with cameras, while others bring their images into three dimensions. This group also includes those who prove the “straight” photograph is still a fertile area to investigate—through portraiture, still life, and landscape, and with scenes both found and staged. Some artists look outward at family, history, politics, and memory, while others create formal images that highlight their own construction. Together these artists provide a survey of the current and future directions of contemporary art, and of the still-unexhausted potential of photography. 

Exhibiting Artists: 

Joe Arnold, Jan Blythe, James Reeder, Marcus DeSieno, Hal Gage, Jack Long, Pauline Chernichaw, Krista Svalbonas, Charles Williams, Nancy Floyd, Arie Knoops, Natalie Christensen, Renluka Maharaj, Jodie Goodnough, Andy Mattern, Kristin Street, Tatiana Gulenkina, Eric Kunsman, Isabel Gouveia, Emma Ressel, Dominic Quintana, Ellen Jacob, Tianran Qin, Niv Rozenberg, Jack Deese, Marta Wapiennik, Brenda Biondo, Joe Whalen, Jerry Takigawa, Bruce Hooke, Rachel Liu, Daniel George, Liz Claus, Paul Lee, Garin Horner, Dorian Lee, Ken Dreyfack, Robert Kalman, Amy Becker, Lori Kella, Richard Westerhuis, Deborah Wing-Sproul, Michael Borowski, Flora Wilds, Nick Shepard, Christine Atkinson, Anna Cone, Samuel Harnois, Hyungjo Moon, Lauren Orchowski, Zeren Badar, Milt Connors, Rebecca Jacobs, Eric Thompson, Francis Crisafio, Benjamin Samuel, Sydney King, Caitlin Mitchell, Caroline Yoo, Shih-Hui Chang, Cody Bratt, David McGlynn 

Morphogenetic: Gathers-2
CMYK Printer Manipulations on cotton paper
8.5” x 11” – unique

SUMMER SALAD - A Printmaking Exhibition


Palm Beach Atlantic University - Warren Library

Once viewed simply as a technical means of reproduction, printmaking is arguably now at the forefront of artistic expression alongside the more traditionally regarded studio practices of painting and sculpture. Innovative approaches and new technologies allow artists to explore the printed image as a primary means of creative output while others find that printmaking complements a dynamic interdisciplinary practice. 

Summer Salad will feature original prints by five South Florida artists: Ron Garrett, Isabel Gouveia, Michelle A.M. Miller, Kim Spivey and Spence Townsend. On view be approximately 25 works on paper that showcase a variety of approaches to contemporary printmaking. The works reflect conceptually diverse approaches to the making of art and will provide the South Florida community an opportunity for deeper engagement with this evolving medium.