The Great Animal Orchestra: Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists

The Great Animal Orchestra from United Visual Artists on Vimeo.

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The Great Animal Orchestra on view at The Peabody Essex Museum November 20, 2021 through May 22, 2022

The Peabody Essex Museum and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain are proud to present the North American premiere of The Great Animal Orchestra.

Step into an immersive audio-visual experience that celebrates our planet’s rich biodiversity. Over the course of nearly fifty years, Bernie Krause collected more than 5,000 hours of recordings of natural environments, including at least 15,000 terrestrial and marine species from around the world.

Trained as a musician, Krause found animal vocalizations in the natural world to be akin to musical harmony and orchestral organization. Krause’s soundscapes reveal that within any ecosystem, each species has its own acoustic niche and human activities are increasingly silencing these great animal orchestras. United Visual Artists (UVA) worked with Krause to visualize these recordings as animated spectrograms, which immerse us in the heart of these wild soundscapes. This unique installation makes a plea for preserving the wondrous diversity of the animal world.

The Great Animal Orchestra, a collaboration between Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists, was commissioned in 2016 by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, and is now part of its permanent collection. The exhibition is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

Paul Caponigro – Zoom 11/20 + 11/27 Book Launch

Zoom Webinar
Obscura Gallery, New Mexico
NOVEMBER 20, 2021 – Saturday 10:00am MST

Paul Caponigro will be in discussion with Jennifer Schlesinger, the owner of Obscura Gallery, about his tenure with the Polaroid Corporation in the 1960’s. 

Register here.

 

Exhibit + Book Launch
Studio 162, Rockport, Maine
November 27, 2021 – Saturday 3-6 pm  EST
“Visual Memories and Hidden Places”
Join Veritas Editions as they release 3 beautiful editions of Paul’s work.

 

Paul Caponigro Receives The Lucie Award For Outstanding Achievement In Fine Art Photography

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My father was recently awarded The Lucie Awards Outstanding Achievement In Fine Art Photography.
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Watch the tribute and his acceptance starting at minute 24:00.

Paul Caponigro Gallery Talk – Seeing with My Heart

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Online Gallery Talk
On October 22, 2021, my father spoke at the Pucker Gallery with gallery director Bernie Pucker and curator Rusty Herbert for the exhibit Seeing With My Heart.
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Virtual Book Release
Register here for his next talk at Maine Media Workshops to celebrate the release of his new book with Veritas Editions. Visual Memories & Hidden Places

Support Maine Contemporary Art – CMCA's 39th Annual Art Auction

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Don’t miss out! Browse + Bid on exceptional works by 36 leading and emerging artists. A great way to support The Center For Maine Contemporary Art / CMCA and contemporary art in Maine. Auction online through Paddle8. All proceeds directly support CMCA.

Participating artists include …
Bo Bartlett, John Bisbee, Katherine Bradford, Emily Brown, Tom Burckhardt, Tom Butler, John Paul Caponigro, Caleb Charland, Ann Craven, David Dewey, Lois Dodd, David Driskell, Betsy Eby, Inka Essenhigh, Linden Frederick, John Goodman, Ken Greenleaf, Peter Halley, Charlie Hewitt, Tanja Hollander, Yvonne Jacquette, Alex Katz, Rollin Leonard, Amy Lowry, Kayla Mohammadi, John Moore, Paul Oberst, Winston Roeth, Kate Russo, Peter Soriano, Aaron Stephan, Joyce Tenneson, Don Voisine, Todd Watts, William Wegman, Dudley Zopp

View the art works here.

Exquisite Corpse Unveiled – Maine Media Workshops – June 24

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An art sale fundraiser for Maine Media Workshops + College.

June 24, 2015 – Brewster Point Barn, Rockport, ME

VIP Reception 5:30-6:30 pm / Main Event 6:30-8:30 pm

“This summer our friends, local artists, and community members will gather in Rockport to celebrate the spirit of creative collaboration that is at the heart of everything we do. Originally enjoyed as a parlor game by French Surrealists in the early 1920s, exquisite corpse is a collaborative artistic process that celebrates the unexpected. In most forms of the game, only a portion of what one artist has created is visible to the others, resulting in unusual, surprising, and unpredictably kinetic creations.

We have invited our own community of world-renowned artists to collaborate with each other and with other local artists representing a diverse range of visual arts. These unique works of art will be sold at the event, where our guests will also enjoy the premiere of an Exquisite Corpse film created by special friends of our film program, as well as the limited edition release of our Exquisite Corpse book, created by more than 120 of our instructors and alumni.

Did we mention there will be an absinthe fountain?”

View selected works here.

Find out more about this event here.