FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park
Thursday, October 10, 2019
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
This event repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9/13/2019 and 11/14/2019.
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FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park is an exhibition of plein-air drawings and ink studies made within a 20-foot shipping container in the Confluence section at the center of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park.
Formerly used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for landfill operations, Freshkills Park is now planned as a future cultural and waterfront hub. The FASTNET project, designed by James Powers, has brought artists of all ages to the developing park before it is fully open. These drawings represent visitors’ impressions of the scenery of the landfill-to-park as an ongoing dialogue between past, present, and future and prompt discussion about the human-nature relationship and what is “natural” in a completely engineered topography.
Please note: This exhibition will be on display at the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from September 13 through November 14, 2019. The gallery is closed on holidays.
This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks, curated by Mariel Villeré of the Freshkills Park Development Team, and supported by the Freshkills Park Alliance and Con Edison.