Openings: Swoon – Submerged Motherlands at Brooklyn Museum
Swoon exhibits pure artistic freedom inside the Brooklyn Museum‘s Rotunda with a towering installation exploring the polarizing issue of global warming. Submerged Motherland includes a massive sculptural tree with hand cut paper foliage resembling oversized silk doilies projecting beautiful shadow art upon the rotunda’s ceiling. As the tree anchors the room, boats and rafts alongside other structures seem to seek refuge underneath providing plenty to absorb and endless photo opportunities.
Utilizing her art to attract attention to the social and economical issues of the average citizen, Swoon has worked hard to improve communities with projects ranging from Sandy Relief to the Braddock Tile campaign . As she travels, her meticulously detailed street works can be seen lingering behind battling the elements for longevity.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor
April 11 through August 24, 2014
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Photos: Daniel Weintraub & Tony Herbas