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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Paul Robeson Gallery

Workshop 2, Room 312
54 Halsey Street

Beatrice Glow and Keary Rosen
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Alexandra Chang

NEXT EcoArt Salon — Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7-9pm



Location: Paul Robeson Galleries, Workshop 2 Room 312

Express Newark, 54 Halsey St, Newark, NJ

Join us for an intimate evening with artists Beatrice Glow and Keary Rosen in informal discussion over pizza and salad on their process and the issues they are exploring and their use of technologies such as AR, VR, and 3D printing.

Interdisciplinary artist Keary Rosen, who is based at Rutger’s University-Newark’s Department of Art, Culture and Media and is the Founding Director of the Form Design Studio and Lab at Express Newark, will be discussing his work in terms of the trajectory of his practice from his innovative uses of 3-D printing techniques including through materials and processes to his engagment on issues of multi-species allyship.

Multisensory multimedia and installation artist Beatrice Glow will discuss works-in-progress as she rethinks her new work that uses the metaphor of smoke for our arrival at the Capitalocene, touching on extractive economies through the social history of plants. She will also share the interrelated works Mannahatta VR and Rhunhattan, which she has been developing in her slow practice in allyship with indigenous communities. She will discuss indigenous environmental stewardship and the limits and possibilities of allyship.

Artists bios

Beatrice Glow is an interdisciplinary artist leveraging installations, painting, olfactory art, video, participatory performance, and experiential technology collaborations to shift dominant narratives. In service of public history, she co-labors with scholars, scientists and community stakeholders to assemble surviving fragments and question colonialist histories from diasporic and indigenous perspectives. Currently a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, recent activities include solo exhibitions at Taipei Contemporary Art Center; Duke House, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile; and Wave Hill, Bronx, New York; group shows at Honolulu Biennial 2017; Park Avenue Armory, New York; and Galeri Nasional Indonesia; residencies with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, Smack Mellon and ZERO1. As a Hemispheric Institute Council Member, she co-founded the Performing Asian/Americas: Converging Movements workgroup. She is the strategy manager for the New York - Newark Public History Project and a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts MFA Art Practice Program.

Keary Rosen is an interdisciplinary artist working in drawing, photography, video, performance and sculpture. His work has been exhibited widely in numerous venues both nationally and internationally including: The Philadelphia ICA, The RISD Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, The Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Art Basel Miami, The Basement Project Space in Ireland, The Nunnery Gallery in London, The New York Underground Film Festival, The Brooklyn Rooftop Film Festival, MMX Open Art Venue in Berlin, The 15 Minutes Gallery in Pittsburgh, Rush Gallery in New York City. He has executed performance works at sites in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Keary received his BFA from The Maine College of Art and his MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. He is a faculty member in the Department of Arts Culture & Media and the founding director of the Form Design Studio and Lab at Express Newark.

Image: Beatrice Glow, Mannahatta VR, 2016-present. Interactive Virtual Reality Experience. A collaboration between Alexandre Girardau, Beatrice Glow, Native culture bearers, The Wayfinding Project at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, ecologists, and historians. Image courtesy of the artist.

The EcoArt Salon is a monthly gathering that is free and open to the public for those interested in EcoArt and the environment to share their projects, discuss issues, network, and collaborate together. The ongoing salon gatherings bring together artists, writers, curators, scholars, and the public from the NJ/NY and larger interconnected global community interested in the topic of EcoArts and its potential during a time of environmental degradation and ecological crises.

The EcoArt Salon is hosted by Rutgers University-Newark Paul Robeson Galleries and co-sponsored by the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience and the Rutgers University-Newark's Department of Arts, Culture and Media.