Thursday, July 26, 7 – 9pm Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Newtown Creek, but were afraid to ask! Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project will share historical research he’s collected on the Superfund site and Kate Zidar, Executive Director of Newtown Creek Alliance, will present information on how community members can participate in materializing visions for its future.
Sarah Greenbaum presents a three part series of paintings and drawings about waste and the effects of pollution in and around the Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her work is a result of field work at the Newtown Creek site; through investigating this one location, Sarah explores how human activity has been the dominant influence on the environment.
At the opening reception, Sarah will introduce a new multimedia piece made with research collaborator Bob Pounding, a musician and artist from Portland OR.
Sarah Greenbaum is from East Hampton, NY. Her work ranges from traditional to abstract drawings, paintings and collage. Sarah explores waste and the effects that inorganic pollutants have on the landscape and the environment. Through abstract landscapes her work represents not only a result of research and facts but a personal interpretation and physical reaction of the changing natural environment.
Sarah Greenbaum (b. 1990 in New York) studied from 2008-2009 at Emerson College, she studied drawing and painting from 2010-2014 at the Russian Academy of Art and from 2014-2015 studied contemporary painting at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. Sarah was a Flux Factory resident from October 2015-April 2016, she is now based in Greenpoint New York.