Upcoming Exhibitions

Todd Gilens in Currents + FLUX

Todd Gilens Water and Stone 1 2014 lithography crayon on paper 9x 11Friday, April 10 – Sunday, May 3

First Friday Reception: Friday, May 1, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Todd Gilens (born Los Angeles, 1958)
Berkeley, CA
Confluence: Drawings and Photographs

Exploring ideas and images at the crossroads of stream science, writing and urban water systems, this exhibition gathers a field of research within the artist’s larger process of designing public artworks.  Photographs, and drawings in lithography crayon, graphite, ink, pastel and charcoal, reflect on fieldwork with ecologists, digital mapping, and findings in special collections libraries.

A selection of Gilens’ on-line newsletters will be printed in a limited edition to accompany the exhibit. On April 19th he will lead a workshop with the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, an exploration of the wish to know the world through still images.

Todd Gilens is a visual artist using writing, drawing, and photography to develop site-integrated projects for urban audiences. Gilens’ work has been acknowledged through residencies, commissions and grants, including from Dumbarton Oaks Library, the National Forest Foundation and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and through residencies in the US, Canada and the UK. He holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University and his website is www.toddgilens.com


Image: Todd Gilens (b. 1958), Water and Stone 1, 2014, lithography crayon on paper, 9 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist.