Artist on Art: Ryan Dewey on Alexis Rockman

November 17, 2018 / 2:30pm

Free with moCa admission

Artists on Art leverages the expertise of artists working right here in our region. Each month, a local artist will provide an in-gallery, original interpretation of one or more artworks on view in moCa’s exhibitions. Connecting with the works through affinities of material, process, or subject matter, each artist’s talk will broaden and deepen the meaning of the works and exhibitions.

For this event Ryan Dewey will explore the context and history behind moCa’s featured fall exhibition, Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle, which includes a body of mural scale paintings, a suite of watercolors, and group of field drawings. The body of work presented in this exhibition examine the history and current ecology of the Great Lakes. Dewey is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work takes shape in installation, performance, research, workshop, and land art to highlight the entanglements between people, places, and land use. He has been a resident at ACRE, the Alps Art Academy, and a visiting researcher in the department of cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University where he wrote Hack the Experience: Tools for Artists from Cognitive Science. His work blurs disciplinary lines and often appears in unexpected venues including the British Society for Geomorphology, the American Association of Geographers, Kickstarter, the University of Bern, Concordia University (Montreal), the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, and the Annenberg School for Communication (Philadelphia).