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Of Nature: Retrospective by former Faculty Jackie Brookner at Glyndor Gallery

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Former Parsons Fine Arts faculty Jackie Brookner’s (1945-2015) groundbreaking, remediative sculptural and drawing work will debut in her first retrospective at Glyndor Gallery.

This retrospective traces the expansive work of Jackie Brookner (1945-2015), an artist focused on environmental issues. Her groundbreaking, remediative sculptural environments were designed as ecological filters to cleanse gray water, urban storm water and agricultural runoff. The exhibition includes early bronze sculptures and drawings from the 1980s, as well as the seminal Of Earth and Cotton project, which traveled through the American south in the 1990s. Her biosculpture I’m You, 2000, created for Wave Hill’s exhibition Abundant Invention, will be reinstalled alongside documentation of her public projects in San Jose, CA; West Palm Beach, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Fargo, ND; and Salo, Finland. Not only did she make environmental concerns visible, but she increasingly catalyzed people in a process to define spaces in their communities. Throughout her career,she exhibited widely and has been included in many publications on the topic of public art and environmental remediation.

Of Nature: Retrospective by Jackie Brookner
Glyndor Gallery, Sept. 13-Dec. 4, 2016

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