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SP Weather Station presents AIR / LAUNCH

Sunday, May 15  2011

4:00 PM

In the first of a series of events related to Air, Water, Earth and Fire:

Artist Susan Goethel Campbell will talk about her air-related work and launch a new air project that invites public participation, creating a temporary installation at Flux Factory. The latest installment of Campbell’s ongoing project “Dirty Pictures: Portraits of Air” will be on view.

SP Weather Station will conduct a brief introduction to unorthodox “launches” while launching the 2010 edition of the SP Weather Station Weather Reports.

Each portfolio in the edition of 30 Weather Reports contains 12 works produced by 12 different artists or artist groups who were invited to respond to any aspect of one month of SP Weather Station data in any format they desired. Works from the portfolio, including audio, books, drawings, and prints, will be on display; the portfolio will also be for sale.

Participating artists include: (January) Liz Zanis; (February) Graham McDougal; (March) James Walsh; (April) Carissa Carman; (May) Mark Parsons; (June) Tim Dye; (July) Douglas Paulson; (August) Robyn York; (September) Cross Current Resonance Transducer [LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) and Douglas Repetto]; (October) Nicholas Fraser; (November) Man Bartlett and Angela Washko; (December) Ellie Harrison.

Come and celebrate with us! This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

About Susan Goethel Campbell:

Susan Goethel Campbell creates work that explores the intersection of nature and engineered environments. Her prints, drawings, artist books and video projects have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad including the Drawing Center and The International Print Center in New York. In 2009 she received a generous Artist Fellowship from the Kresge Foundation to create work inspired by her interest in weather and climate. In 2008, she was awarded a printmaking residency at the Flemish Center for Graphic Arts in Kasterlee, Belgium. Her work is in major public and private collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Public Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Toledo Museum of Art and University of Michigan Special Collections Library. Her work is currently on view in a group exhibition at Fred Torres Collaboration in Chelsea through June 11.

About SP Weather Station:

SP Weather Station is an interdisciplinary project that collects weather data, hosts a Guest Lecture Series, and organizes weather-related publications, events, and exhibitions.

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Image: still from Susan Goethel Campbell’s video Detroit Weather: 365 Days, 2011.

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