Mentor Mark Dion Showcasing in Two Exhibitions This Fall
September 19, 2018
Visual Arts Mentor Mark Dion is featured in two group exhibitions that explore environmental history, climate change, and ecocriticism.
Dion’s sculpture, Field Station for the Melancholy Marine Biologist, is currently showcasing at Indicators: Artists on Climate Change at Storm King Art Center, an open-air museum in Mountainville, NY, and one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. Dion’s artwork is “a weathered wooden cabin filled with the trappings of a scientific lab station...the contents of the “lab” will reflect the ecology of the surrounding area, highlighting Dion’s practice of appropriating archaeological and scientific methods to question authoritative knowledge about our environments,” as stated on the museum’s website.
Dion is one of fifteen artists participating in the show, along with alumna Allison Janae Hamilton '17. Indicators: Artists on Climate Change will run through November 11th, 2018.
He will also be featured in a 2018-2019 traveling exhibition, Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, which will make its first stop at Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, NJ, starting October 13th through January 6th, 2019. Nature’s Nation features 125 artworks from the past three centuries, and will trace “evolving ideas about the environment and our place within it…” Dion’s work will be showcased alongside artists such as Dorothea Lange, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Jackson Pollock, among others.
Nature’s Nation will then travel to Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, and, lastly, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.