H2O: Film on Water Redux
Reception: Nov. 19th, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibition: Nov. 19th - Dec. 23rd
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 6*
Contact: Marie Goble, 212.714.0044
H2O: Film on Water Redux, an edited version of the celebrated Great River Arts project, H2O: Film on Water, comes to CYNTHIA-REEVES on November 19th. The exhibition runs through December 23rd.*
H2O: Film on Water is a mixed media exhibition, which was on view at four venues throughout the Connecticut River Valley, August 7th - November 7th. The exhibition originally included a diverse group of mixed media artworks from over 65 artists, and placed a focus on the Connecticut River Valley and its attendant waterways. At the core of the show were curated artworks from emerging and established artists, such as Mike and Doug Starn, Amy Globus, Clare Langan and Peter Brooke, augmented by 40 juried video art projects selected through a juried competition.
H2O: Film on Water Redux includes video art projects by Magdalena Fernandez, Amy Globus, Jenn Moller and Clare Langan; photographs by Doug and Mike Starn, and Daniel Wheeler; paintings by Peter Brooke, and site-based installations by Beth Galston and Avy Claire.
While the location shifts to New York City and the Hudson River, the show's raison d'etre remains unchanged-- to utilize artwork's inherent emotional content as a catalyst to bring awareness to world water issues--art as a transformative agent. The theme is timely one, given the current focus on identifying climatic change and its effect on our lives, and on those throughout the world who struggle to access potable water.
For this exhibition and H2O: Film on Water Redux, Great River Arts and CYNTHIA-REEVES partners with Water for People, a non-profit organization that develops locally sustainable drinking water and sanitation facilities in developing countries throughout the world. We invite you to an event hosted by Water for People on December 3, 6 - 8 pm where their representatives will discuss the organization's mission and their approach to bringing solutions to developing communities.
Cynthia Reeves is the acting Creative Director for Great River Arts and curator of H2O: Film on Water and H2O: Film on Water Redux. For more information please visit www.h2ofilmonwater.org and www.cynthia-reeves.com.
*Please check the gallery's website for pre-holiday hours on December 23rd.