Thursday, December 08, 2005

RECYCLING NATURE AT REALFORM PROJECT SPACE




LINDA BYRNE RECYCLING NATURE

Curated by David Gibson

December 9, 2005 - January 15, 2006

Realform Project Space
218 Bedford Avenue & N. 5th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

I have always drawn my ideas and inspiration from nature. I work with images connected to the loss of history through the decay and destruction of our environment and through ecological disasters that effect our natural world. I use subject matter symbolic of these concerns, exploring their structural component and organic shapes.

Our vanishing bird population is one indicator of this destruction. Bird extinctions are on the increase, already topping 50 times the rate of natural loss. My newest work uses the image of an empty nest to express this loss. Though different species of birds build unique nests, they each fall into a catagory or type. Using plastic "O" rings from soda and beer cans, I have fashioned several of these types of nests.

The materials I choose to execute my ideas are an important part of my work. They express the character of the pieces. Shaping objects that are recognizable out of materials that are unexpected brings them into sharper focus to the viewer. By using clear plastic, I comment both on the over-use of non-biodegradable materials that contribute to the pollution of our land and water, and the vanishing birds which are important indicators of the health of our planet.

"Recycling Nature" is an installation styled after a natural history museum diorama. Here, no birds are to be seen. They have disappeared, leaving behind only nests built out of the very plastics that have caused their demise. There are few trees left and the rivers and streams have dried up, leaving a barren world. Through this work, I hope to bring an awareness of the connection between caring for the natural world and human survival, with the consequences o
f our disregard.




Monday, December 05, 2005

OTHER WORK BY LINDA BYRNE

































CV LINDA BYRNE

Linda Byrne
159 Essex Street Apt A
New York NY 10002
212 529 4062
pineycreek6@yahoo.com
www.artistsai.org


Exhibitions 2005
Recycling Nature, Realform Project Space, Williamsburg, NY, Curator: David Gibson
Intersection: Suffolk & Center, Manhattan Borough President Office Gallery, New York, NY, Curators: Paul Clay and Suzanne Varni
Boats, Islip Art Musuem, East Islip, NY, Curator: Judy Collischan
Fading Structures, KHN Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE, Curator: Kathy Puzy, Director
The Matzo Files, Streit's, New York, NY
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY

Exhibitions 2004
The Matzo Files, Streit's, New York, NY
New York Painters '04, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, Juror: Susan Cross, Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Shared, Streit's, New York, NY, Curator: Mark Power
LES Art Show, Artists Alliance, New York, NY, presented in conjunction with the Howl Festival
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY

Exhibitions 2003
Mixed Bag, Studio 402, New York, NY
Summer Celebration of the Arts, Anderson Center at Tower View, Red Wing, MN
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY

Exhibitions 2002
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY

Exhibitions 2001
New Directions '01, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, Juror: Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY

Exhibitions 2000
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY
Fresh Produce, Charas/El Bohio, New York, NY, Curators: Maya Puchkoff & David Pushkin, presented in conjunction with the NY International Fringe Festival
Spring Benefit, Artists Alliance, New York, NY, Curator: David Pushkin
The Room, Apeiron, New York, NY, Curators: Jason Entner & Eric Berlent

Exhibitions 1998
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY
Summer Invitational, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, NY

Exhibitions 1997
Solo Show, Caffe Dell’Artista, New York, NY
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY

Exhibitions 1996
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY
Punto 1 / Women’s Group Show, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, NY
We All Came from the Ocean, Bell’Cafe, New York, NY

Exhibitions 1995
Open Studios, CSV Cultural Center, New York, NY

Exhibitions 1994
Solo Show, Mott Street Studios, New York, NY

Exhibitions 1993
Ferragosto, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY

Exhibitions 1992
The Salon of the Mating Spiders, Herron Test Site, Brooklyn, NY
Salon 92, 612 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show, Ridge Street Gallery, New York, NY

Exhibitions 1989
Solo Show, Todd's Copy Shop, New York, NY

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