A week-long public exhibition showcasing prints from Maya Lin's new series: Ghost Forest Seedlings. The series draws direct inspiration from her previous, notable installation in Madison Sq. Park in 2021, Ghost Forest, detailed by The New York Times here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/arts/design/maya-lin-ghost-forest.ht… Both projects examine the Earth’s vulnerability and the impact of the climate crisis.
An artist, architect, and environmental activist, Lin is known for her critical engagement with notions of site and place through a multidisciplinary, ecologically minded practice spanning large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural projects, and memorials. Her artworks have helped focus attention on critical environmental issues, for which she has been recognized with both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts. One of her more recent projects, the award-winning digital platform and conceptual artwork What Is Missing?, is a multi-sited memorial to mass extinctions of species and habitat degradation that also proposes sustainable solutions for reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment. Ghost Forest Seedlings will facilitate a donation to a conservancy related cause selected by Lin before the project's launch.
This showcase of framed prints in our gallery space will provide audiences with the opportunity to view the intricacies and different variations of each work, as well as how environmental activism can manifest through works of art.