TRANSMISSION | Laurencia Strauss and Fifty-Fifty

Presented in partnership with ArtCenter/South Florida


Presented in partnership with ArtCenter/South Florida

On View October 16, 2016 – January 7, 2017
OPENING BRUNCH Sunday, October 16 | 11am-2pm

Laurencia Strauss and Fifty-Fifty present a pair of projects that navigate hope and doom to materialize personal and collective responses to sea level rise. In Strauss’ Talking to Satellites, a series of photographs spell a phrase. Each letter is formed as video and GPS track her bicycle movements on an ocean pier. The project connects the impending transformation of an individual’s life with that of an island landscape.
Fifty-Fifty (an art collective formed by Lisa Bulawsky and Laurencia Strauss) presents a new project, Stories for Fishes, which includes film screenings, public dialogue, and collective visual responses that will be shared underwater with fish and other sea creatures – the eventual heirs to the land we now call home.
An artist collective founded by Lisa Bulawsky and Laurencia Strauss, working at the intersection of individual experience and the public sphere, negotiating cultural tensions through socially engaged participatory art practices.
Lisa Bulawsky
Lisa Bulawsky is an artist/printmaker known for her mixed media works on paper, installations, and temporary public projects. Her work explores the reciprocal influence of culture on the individual, especially as it is shaped by history and memory. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum in Roanoke, VA (2015) and the Martin Wong Gallery in San Francisco, CA (2014) as well as group exhibitions at the International Print Center in New York, the Opole Contemporary Art Gallery in Poland, and the International Print Biennale at Northern Print in the UK. She is Professor of Art at Washington University in St. Louis and the director of Island Press, the Sam Fox School’s collaborative publishing workshop.
Laurencia Strauss
Laurencia Strauss is a visual artist and trained landscape architect. She investigates vulnerabilities and ingenuities of people and places through social actions, installations and projects in public spaces. Her alternative site analyses rely on social engagement and share researching a place with the people who live there. Working across art and design, she creates experiences that challenge our interdependencies. Recent solo exhibitions include Infiltracao at Peninsula Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2016), Landlines at Penland School Gallery, North Carolina (2016), and Reclining Islands at Fort Gondo Compond for the Arts, St. Louis (2014). Group shows include Waterscapes at The Box Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale (2016), Hightide at Satellite, Miami Beach (2015), and Museo con Piernas, Chile (2014).
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