Summer Opening Reception

At the bottom of the ocean a sunken ship that appears to leak oil shares space with an iceberg, and a few fish. A tanker floats above.
Alexis Rockman, Pioneers, from The Great Lakes Cycle, 2017, oil and alkyd on wood panel, 72 x 144 inches, courtesy Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York and American Federation of Arts

Join us Saturday, July 13, at 5 pm, for a celebration of the opening of Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld. Artists Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman will be in conversation at 5 pm, followed by a reception that begins at 5:30 pm.

About the Artists

Mark Dion is a conceptual artist whose works have been shown at numerous institutions, including the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018), the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (2017), and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004), among others. His awards include the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001), The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2007), and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucida Art Award (2008). He has created large-scale public projects internationally, including at Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany, and at the Bienal de Montevideo in Uruguay. He is a graduate of the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, the School of Visual Arts, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program. He is currently the co-director of Mildred’s Lane, an innovative visual art education and residency program in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.

Alexis Rockman is a cinematic oil painter who has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2022), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (2010), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (1990). His work is held in numerous collections, including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (1987) and Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence (2008) awards. Rockman is a graduate of the Art Students League, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts, New York.

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