OPENING March 1 – April 14, 2018
Opening reception

Thursday, March 1, 6 – 8pm

 

Lennon, Weinberg is pleased to present Of ash and coal, an exhibition of recent paintings by Greg Lindquist, Professor, History of Art and Design, at Pratt Institute. In the exhibition, Lindquist depicts the largest carbon dioxide emitting coal electric plants in the United States. Focusing on the social spaces that constitute these sites of energy production, a tension emerges out of a confrontation of two distinctive discourses. On the one hand, these paintings subversively engage with the art historical genre of landscape painting to address the deterioration of the environment. On the other hand, they mobilize the sense of urgency and social responsibility of environmental activism, continuing concerns from the community-engaged Smoke and Water (2014-17) project—a few canvases from that series are included in this exhibition— that responded to a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina in 2014.
Beyond generating “awareness” of the health emergencies in environmentally-sensitive enclaves, Lindquist revises—using this crisis as the pretext—the relations between artistic production and social practice.

Greg Lindquist is a New York-based artist and writer. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries, institutions, and museums, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and North Carolina Museum of Art. He was awarded the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, Milton and Sally Avery Foundation grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and ArtOMI residency. Lindquist completed a dual master’s degree in fine art and art history from Pratt Institute in 2008 and is currently attending the Whitney American Museum of Art Independent Study Program as a studio participant in the 2017-18 year.

For additional information, please contact Mary Shah at 212-941-0012 or mary@lennonweinberg.com