Freshkills Park Blog

Looking back, seeing art

In 2001 the Snug Harbor Cultural Center’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art launched an exhibition as a response to the closure of the Fresh Kills Landfill.  19 artists and artist-teams responded with “Fresh Kills: Artists Respond to the Closure of the Staten Island Landfill,” a collection of paintings, sculpture, photographs, videos and conceptual works, some of which are directly about Fresh Kills while others deal more generally about environmental issues.

A small sample of work taken from the exhibit can be found on our flickr page.

Alexis Rockman BARN OWL, 2001 Leachate and polymer on paper, 9 x 12 inches

Alexis Rockman BARN OWL, 2001 Leachate and polymer on paper, 9 x 12 inches

March 11, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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