EVENTS

Members’ Preview: Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman¬

MARK DION AND ALEXIS ROCKMAN: JOURNEY TO NATURE’S UNDERWORLD

Alexis Rockman (American, b. 1962), Pioneers, from The Great Lakes Cycle, 2017. Oil and alkyd on wood panel, 72 x 144 in. Courtesy of Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, and American Federation of Arts

Thursday, February 8, 2024
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Virginia MOCA

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Members’ Preview
February 8, 2024

Please join us for the Members’ Preview of Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld and Spencer Tinkham: Witness.

Please RSVP by February 1, as space is limited

6:00 PM Galleries Open
7:00 PM Conversation with Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman
Moderated by students from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Environmental Studies program at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center
9:00 PM Galleries close

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
Complimentary valet available
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EXHIBITION

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld unites over 30 sculptures and paintings by two renowned artists who have explored humanity’s strained relationship with the environment for over 30 years. Both Dion and Rockman have achieved international prominence for their own distinctive practices. They conduct intensive research, using allegory, dark humor, and popular culture to convey their message. Each subverts the authority and objectivity of museums of art and natural history. They ground their studio practice in science and close observation but present it as theater.

The title, “Journey to Nature’s Underworld,” holds various meanings, including mythic abodes, archaeology, Earth’s subsurface, and unconscious beliefs about nature. Dion and Rockman reflect on our culture’s harmful course, balancing the wonder and woe of nature’s condition.

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld was curated by Suzanne Ramljak Chief Curator of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and organized by the American Federation of Arts.

February 9, 2024-June 9, 2024

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