Landscape in Motion Exhibition and Programs

Ryan Lavis' winning submission in the Professional category

Ryan Lavis’ winning submission in the Professional category

Starting September 22, the Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion photography exhibition will be on display at the Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge. Through a collection of photographs and a calendar of programs, Landscape in Motion will illustrate the transformation of the Fresh Kills Landfill on the Island’s West Shore to a public park.

Over the course of the Landscape in Motion exhibition, associated public programs will be held at the Culture Lounge, Staten Island Arts’s art gallery. Activities planned include a conversation between Mariel Villeré and Department of Sanitation artist-in-residence, Mierle Laderman Ukeles; a virtual reality workshop to explore parks of the future with IrisVR; and discussions about landscape photography and photojournalism.

Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion is the capstone to “A Fresh Look,” a juried landscape photography competition organized by Freshkills Park with the Staten Island Advance that builds upon the existing “Capturing Change” photography program at Freshkills Park. “Capturing Change” is a series of photo essays documenting Freshkills Park’s transformation from the world’s largest landfill into the largest New York City park developed in over 100 years. Photographers have been documenting the site since, and before, it was an active landfill, and now over the past few years as part of the Freshkills Park Art Program.

Organized by Mariel Villeré, Freshkills Park’s Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants, the exhibition will feature winning competition entries in professional, amateur, and student categories. The exhibition will juxtapose virtual reality experiences of the Park and historic photographs from the archives of the Staten Island Institute with the contemporary work, offering a lens onto the history and evolution of Staten Island. Featured artists include: Mike Gloria, Radha Hettiarachchi, Ryan Lavis, Amber Rose Orlin, Dimitrios Papanikos, Anthony Penza, Stephanie Sardelis, Boris Sobolev, David Stoler, Katsiaryna Sukhotskaya, Jarred Sutton, and Brittny Thiel, among others.

Landscape in Motion
Thursday, September 22 – November 26, 2016
Culture Lounge/Staten Island Arts
10 Ferry Terminal Drive Staten Island, NY 10301
Monday-Friday: 11am-7pm; Saturdays: 12-5pm; closed Sundays

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