Field R/D “2200 Acres” Exhibition On View at Studio + Gallery
2200 Acres: Field R/D Artists on Regeneration at Freshkills Park
On view September 23, 2018 – February 15, 2019
Freshkills Park: Field R/D is a project to develop a visionary, community-responsive residency program for the former NYC landfill. Through the residency process, artists followed their own paths, developed research methodologies, and posed questions to a range of actors, from city agencies to scholars, scientists, ecologists, and environmental writers. The seven artists in the show have produced responses to the landfill’s past and the park’s present and future by delving into the intertwined legacies of waste, consumerism, environmental blind spots, and possibilities for regeneration.
“2200 Acres: Field R/D Artists on Regeneration at Freshkills Park” features the work of Billy & Steven Dufala, Mare Liberum, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Nancy Nowacek, Joe Riley & Audrey Snyder. The works in the exhibition explore themes of mapping, orientation, speculation, and interpretation of this complex and changing site.
On Sunday November 18, Field R/D artist Lize Mogel and NYC Parks led a bus tour of Freshkills Park. The specialized tour inscribed the landfill-to-park project within a longer history and resilient future, including the ecological and urban development of Staten Island, and the landfill infrastructure that makes the Park’s productive habitat possible for human and nonhuman communities alike.
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Organized by Mariel Villeré, Freshkills Park Development Team/NYC Parks and Dylan Gauthier, Field R/D Co-curator, with support from The Freshkills Park Alliance, the NYC Department of Sanitation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and the Hyde & Watson Foundation. Special thanks to Teri Hentze (NYC Parks) and Markley Boyer.