Lindquist_Central Booking Centra ImageProfessor Greg Lindquist is showing Smoke and Water: Dispatches, a site-specific painting installation at Central Booking on the Lower East Side, on view until May 28, 2017. The opening reception is Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 6-8pm.

Please read his artist statement for more details:

In Smoke and Water: Dispatches, I extend imagery from a multi-year environmental and socially-engaged project focused on the continued affects from the 2014 coal ash spill running through eighty miles of the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia. Visualizing the coal ash in water, I seek to transform toxic swirls into abstract vortices of pulsating color. Each installation of Smoke and Water places painted architecture and canvases in conversation. In this most recent dispatches, shallow vitrines of coal ash will run along the two main walls in material juxtaposition to its painted depiction. Drawing from diverse movements such as Impressionism, site specific Land Art and the grassroots activism of Environmental Justice, the Smoke and Water painting installations work with communities to facilitate social change, actively creating space for the possibility of mobilizing political action and reshaping common values.