ART TALK - Gabriella Demczuk on Documenting Ghost Forests Across the United States
ART TALK - Gabriella Demczuk on Documenting Ghost Forests Across the United StatesJun 15 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 2021
This event is in support of Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest and is presented in collaboration with Madison Square Park Conservancy.
For Madison Square Park Conservancy’s public art commissioning program, artist Maya Lin realizes a site-specific installation that brings into focus the ravages of climate change on woodlands around the world. Ghost Forest takes the form of a towering grove of spectral cedar trees, all sourced from the region and presented in sharp contrast to the park’s lush tree line. The installation builds on Lin’s practice of addressing species loss, habitat loss, and climate change within her work and serves as a call to action to the thousands of visitors who pass through the park daily.
Additional talks and film screening will take place on 9/21, 10/19 & 11/9
Members Cost: Free
Non-Members Cost: Free
Photo by Andy Romer
About Gabriella Demczuk
Gabriella Demczuk is a Lebanese-American documentary artist and portrait photographer based between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Born in Sweden but raised in Luxembourg, Belgium, and later the United States, she studied fine arts and journalism at The George Washington University and photography at the Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris. Using photographs, archival material, and printmaking, her work looks at the effects of power in shaping American communities and the environment through history, policies, and politics. Gabriella speaks English and French and is available for commissions worldwide as well as teaching and speaking engagements.