Lauren Rosenthal exhibition at the Ackland

The show will open to the public with an informal reception from 5:30 until 9:00pm.  It will be on view for one month. On Sunday, April 23rd, there will be a more formal “opening” reception on from 2:00 until 5:00pm.  Also, on Wednesday, May 3rd at 12pm, all of the artists in the show will be giving artist talks in the Museum.

Lauren writes:

“I have been making artwork that depicts river networks for the past year and half.  I am interested in both the literal and metaphorical implications of these freshwater systems which highlight our incredible interconnectedness, both with one another and with the earth. My experience as coordinator of the Haw River Learning Celebration has had a profound impact on me, and I have made a number of pieces that image this dynamic and beautiful system. 2 of them will be on view at the Ackland Museum.

More recently, I have been using GIS technology to make maps of possibility and critique.  My most current work is a river-centered atlas of the United States of America.  I have redefined all of the political boundaries in this country so that state lines are defined by watershed divides.  I hope that by imagining a nation that puts water at the center of its value system, this project might provoke dialogue and stimulate change around how we construct both the social and physical the landscapes in which we live.”