Symbiotic Relationships in the Garden, Moderator: Scott McIntire
Thursday, November 30, 6:30pm
Moderator: Scott McIntire
Panelists: Nicole Antebi, Carlos C. Brown, Tupper Thomas
Scott McIntire will lead a panel with Tupper Thomas, Carlos C. Brown, and Nicole Antebi to discuss their artistic practice in relation to gardening and organic cultivation. With sources ranging from Long Island backyards, to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the presenters will explore the scientific, social, and mystic qualities of the greenery we choose to plant, against that which is native. The symbiosis between flora, fauna, animal, and human, permeates their work.
Scott Mcintire–A decade of painting and photographing Long Island’s North Fork has opened McIntire’s interest in the precarious balance between nature and the man-made. His unique approach to composition combines information about the main subject and its surrounding environment. He uses unseen energy fields: cellular transmissions, radio waves, and sounds, to present complete statements between the world we see, and the invisible, yet physically important world.
Tupper Thomas–Thomas was the founding president of the Prospect Park Alliance, and she oversaw the 580-acre greensward and its revitalization for more than two decades until 2011. She then went on to serve as the executive director of New Yorkers for Parks — a nonprofit that has lobbied against so-called parkland alienation for more than a century now.