Learning to See the Earth: Discussion and Drawing Workshop with Sarah Olson | Episode 95

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Sarah Olson is a Brooklyn-based painter, performance artist, and mother. Grounded by her love and respect for place and human experience, Sarah’s insightful work hits you with the clarity and personal resonance of dreams; color, lines, and partially familiar images blend together creating a sense that the world is more beautiful than you might know, and that you belong in it. This program will look at Sarah’s New York-focused work, her “live painting” performances, and most recent installation, “RISE ALL BOATS: A World Water Map,” in which she collaborates with James Baldwin scholar Khadija Kamara to chart ancestral, deliberate and involuntary human migration through performative drawing. Sarah will also guide us through a fun drawing lesson, teaching us to draw the earth as seen from space! Suitable for kids, parents and all curious adults.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Spring Photo Finalists, 2016

Thanks to the insights from BLDG 92 visiting artist C’naan Hamburger, we have three more finalists for our Brooklyn Navy Yard photography contest. These three photos were selected from a battery of 31 submitted from our spring photography tour back in April. After the winter submissions, we’re now halfway to our goal of 12 finalist photos, which will be put on display in BLDG 92 later this year.

Here are the spring finalists, in no particular order:

About this photo by Andy Omel, C’naan writes: “The minimal and heavily-textured image is quite striking. One can imagine a workplace where the face masks are worn by all and discarded without a second thought. The color and the geometry is bold and irresistible.”>> Continue reading

Brooklyn Navy Yard Spring Photo Submissions, 2016

The submissions are in from our spring photography tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This season’s finalists will be selected by C’naan Hamburger, one the 2016 BLDG 92 Visiting Artists. C’naan was kind enough to chat with us a bit about her work and what drew her to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

“I liked the transporting quality of the Navy Yard,” she said. “I find it very much alive, and not at all what one would expect from walking by the decrepit, overgrown, Victorian area of the Navy Yard,” referring to the southwest corner of the Yard where the abandoned homes of Admirals Row stand. “I was struck by the layers of planning, and un-planning, and re-planning.”>> Continue reading