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
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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