Old American Can Factory, April 21-29

Exhibit A: Gowanus Works: Preserving Place & Production presented with Pratt Institute
Exhibition of 2011 Studio of Pratt Institute’s Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development

Exhibit B: Fieldnotes from the Gowanus presented with Canary Project. Exhibition of works from an expedition and workshop led by the Canary Project with students from Parsons The New School for Design commissioned by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

Open Sat & Sun only  22–29 Apr 2012 12:00-6:00 PM and by appointment

Opening Reception Sun 22 Apr 2012 3:00-6:00 pm
Gallery Discussion (Exhibits A + B) Sat 28 Apr 2012 3:00 pm
Pratt Community Presentation (Exhibit A) Sun 29 Apr 2012 1:00 pm
Closing Reception Sun 29 Apr 2012 3:00-6:00 pm

THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY
232 Third St corner Third Ave
Gowanus Brooklyn NY 11215

Fieldnotes from the Gowanus features the work of:
Aron Louis Cohen, Mare Liberum (Ben Cohen, Dylan Gauthier, Stephan von Muehlen), Curtis Hamilton, Bland Hoke, Christine Howard, Simonetta Moro, Camilo Leyva, Hannah Kramm, Sayler / Morris (The Canary Project), with Evan Paschke, Daniella Garcia Rosales, Rebecca Volinsky, Lou Wright

More on Fieldnotes from the Gowanus:
This research and curatorial workshop pivoted around an intensive interdisciplinary investigation and a voyage down the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The mission of the workshop was to create a body of work that meditates on what it means to regard the Gowanus as Nature. Once a tidal inlet of creeks, marshes and meadows, the Gowanus Canal Within was transformed into a bustling industrial ecosystem that fueled Brooklyn’s growth. This led to severe pollution of the waters and a recent EPA Superfund site designation, mandating a massive cleanup. The workshop was predicated on a belief that visual art can be a form of research and that such research makes valuable contributions to a given discourse.

(Above image from a series of Gowanus postcards by Sayler/Morris)