DAVID BROOKS, Artist Talk
Start: October 5, 2017 5:00 PM
End: 5:00 PM
Organizer: Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
Venue: Organ Recital Hall, University Center for the Arts
Address: 1400 Remingon St., Fort Collins, CO 80524
David Brooks is internationally known for an artistic practice that considers the relationship between individuals and the built and natural world, while also questioning how nature is perceived and utilized. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions that examine the environment and sustainability.
Case Study: Weld County, CO consists of re-assembled 3D prints of real homes, all lying within one hundred feet of active fracking well pads in Weld County. This exhibition looks at how we normalize our impact on the natural world as well as the perceived consequences to our own health. The exhibition is the result of Erika Osborne’s ART680 Art and Environment class field trip to Weld County. Together, the students and the artist, explored suburban neighborhoods, playgrounds, shopping centers, compressor stations, drill rigs and spill sites – all woven together in tight proximity. “Not only does Brooks’ installation make the invisible dangers of extraction visible, the very precariousness he proposes stands as a metaphor for the large-scale impacts we impose on our planet”. Erika Osborne “When the very health of our biosphere is entering into a measurable spiral of collapse, how we perceive it and thus how we inhabit and consume it is of paramount importance”. David Brooks
This project, part of the Critic and Artist Residency Series, is made possible by the FUNd at CSU. This project is also sponsored by a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, which works to enhance the cultural development and atmosphere for the arts at Colorado State University. This fund benefits from the generous support of all those who love the arts.
6-7:30 P.M. Opening Reception
Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center