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Spotlight On Alexis Rockman at the Smithsonian (PHOTOS)

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WHO: Alexis Rockman

WHAT: Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow

WHEN: November 19, 2010 - May 8, 2011

WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 633-7970
http://americanart.si.edu

WHY:

Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow is the first major survey of the artist's work and features 47 paintings and works on paper from private and public collections. Alexis Rockman (b.1962) has been depicting the natural world with virtuosity and wit for more than two decades. He was one of the first contemporary artists to build his career around exploring environmental issues, from evolutionary biology and genetic engineering to deforestation and climate change. Rockman has garnered attention for embracing these issues, as well as for the epic quality of his projects, including several monumentally scaled canvases.

(From: Smithsonian American Art Museum)

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