'Crocusing' recollects a cultural seasonal theme of 'crocuses pushing
through the snow'- a natural occurance that is a hallmark of spring in
many temperate climates.
This year, changes in weather patterns, caused many flowers to bud and
then freeze-die before actually blooming.
The plastic 'styrofoam' (EPS) material here, used to imply snow, was formerly
made with a gas that caused ozone damage. (FYI: This is now no longer
the case, and in fact is a highly recyclable material, often used to both
lighten soil and replace soil as 'fill' in certain special applications.)
These half man-made half-organic pieces also may reflect on the local
impact of global interaction with our environment.
In time, the bulbs will sprout and push throuigh the foam surface, effectively
performing the 'break through' of springtime.
You are welcome to take this piece with you, should you so desire. If
you do, please send an email to the crocus@FreeBiennial.org with the number
on the piece, and any thoughts on this work or the idea of a changing
'new nature'. Thanks for your participation in this art.
Inscription on Piece: This is an artwork placed in the park for your
enjoyment and thoughts. It is a multiple with 12 total pieces placed
in 4 parks: central park, prospect park, madison park, and fort tryon
park. (...all man-made landscapes designed by Olmsted.)
HOW TO LOCATE
Coordinates in central park, prospect park, madison park, fort tryon park
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Patrick Meagher is a practicing visual artist who studied Conceptual Art
as well as Landscape Architecture for his interest in media based sculpture
and its interfaces with urban landscape. As a New York native, he has
both a strong connection to and interest in the public landscape of New
Yorks's unique park system and its cultural significance.
RESUME IN BRIEF
95-99 Harvard University , Graduate School of Design, Cambridge MA Masters
of Landscape Architecture Urbanism
93-94 Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Germany -Meisterschuler. Professor Alfonso
Huppi:Painting, Sculpture. Photo/Video
91-95 Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Site-Installation-Sculpture
02-02 Retrofit, Lombard Freid Gallery, Curated by Lauri Firstenberg. Photography
and Sculpture: Sculptural Installation, C-prints of Styrofoam, Wall Reliefs
and a floor piece.
02-02 Riva Gallery, New York,Solo Show, Blandscape and Photage. Digital
Photography, Sculptural Reliefs, and Collaborative DVD video. Catalog
text by Lauri Firstenberg.
12-01 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City NY, B- Hotel. 'Sketch
Pad' 2001, Animation DVD Loop Curated by Klaus Biesbach and PS1. Contact:
12-01 Styro Snow Gift Economy Distribution Performance: ane.org project
sponsored by E-flux.com 100 Free styrofoam snow art product distribution,
with Sze Lin Pang.
11-01 Stefan Stux, New York 'Requiem for the New Economy' 2001. Video
Group Show. Patrick Meagher and Dave Shim. Curated by Lauri Firstenberg.
10-01 Artpact 2001, Group Exhibition of New York artists sponsored by
09-01 Riva Gallery, New York : 'Plastic Ecologies' Photo Editions .'Autobahn
cut 1' Digital Video DVD : Patrick Meagher and Dave Shim.
06-01 Art|32|Basel, Switzerland : 'Plastic Ecologies' e-flux.com digital
projects Multiple of 1000 Free Photo Calendar Cards.
04-01 Folin/Riva Gallery, New York : 'Work' - Curated by Lauri Firstenberg
Sculpture- Relics of the 20th Century. Photo works.
11-00 Artists Space, New York : 'Interactive Design Lab'- Curated by Ron
Jones. Styroscape 3D Navigable Sculpture, C-prints, Custom Furniture.
08-99 Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York : 'Mixup' Inspired Space: Gel-D
Collaborative. Curated by Ron Jones. Conceptual Art Design Product Prototypes.
07-99 The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York : Windows of International Business
Solutions, 'OfficeCommunication' Digital Animation - selected by Sze Lin
06-99 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge - 'Lscapes and Nosmos'
- Photage : Digital Photography Layout Prints on Illuminated Mylar 3'
05-99 Harvard Graduate School of Design Gallery, Cambridge MA.: Landscape
Urbanism Theory 'Art/Business/Design Project' - text/image panels 3' x
11-98 Lionheart Gallery, Boston : 'The Documentation of' Digital Photography
PhotoBooks 1-3 & 7, 'ANE OFFICE : Event Architecture'
05-98 Lionheart Gallery, Boston : Expanding Universe-Hubbell Telescope
Project: Invited Artist Digital Plot Diptych 72" x 120" suspended
horizontally from ceiling.