Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is proud to announce Shifting Communities: SP Weather Station; Laura Napier; Christy Speakman. This is the second of four exhibitions and continuation of the roundtable dialogue series from our 2011-2012 gallery program.
Shifting Communities highlights dynamic initiatives in culture and the arts currently at work in the margins of the art world and American society. The goal of this project is to create a paradigm where community-centric contemporary art and artist think-tanks can be a tool for public service; a language for the exploration and investigation of the broader aspects of culture and society; and a magnet that can bring different cultures and ideologies together in order to strengthen a more inclusive definition of community.
In the second exhibition of the series, Bronx based artists Laura Napier and Christy Speakman, and collective SP Weather Station interpret the weather through three distinct approaches. These include describing patterns of human movement and neighborhood territories, using data to inform and produce artwork and move about one’s community, and creating a social platform for environmental researchers and DIY meteorologists.