Dana Levy’s work investigates the historical, social, and political situations, while dealing with memory, identity and the relationship between culture and nature, the wild and the cultivated man-made. Ms. Levy wants to create imagery that would express different aspects of man’s relationship with nature. For example, staging a man wrestling with an alligator, and make it a poetic symbol of the tension between two forces: mankind and wildlife.
Levy shares, “I’m fascinated with the domestication of nature, classifying mechanisms, and cataloging, mainly responding to man’s basic instinct to control the environment and to subdue the ‘Wild.’”
1. Save the Date: Everglades Day Trip April 5th
A tour in which all proceeds will benefit the Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) Program. Miami-based artist and AIRIE Board Member Christy Gast will host a day trip to the Hole-in-the-Donut region of the Everglades in conjunction with her solo exhibition at Locust Projects entitled Inholdings. The tour begins at Locust Projects with a private chat about the work in the show. From there we will board an exclusive motor coach with artists and scientists and tour the sites that inspired the work--slash pine forests, tomato fields, an ecological restoration project and a nuclear missile base. The tour will include a picnic lunch, and will last about 6 hours round trip. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Learn about the next stage of an Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades.
Performance artist Ana Mendez was an Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) in June 2013. Since then, she has been taking her inspiration from the residency and performing throughout Miami. See more at https://vimeo.com/85446734