Anthropocene Drifter (Solo Exhibition)

Anthropocene Drifter (Solo Exhibition)
August 10 – September 15
Opening reception: August 10th, 5-7pm

Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison, NY 10524
Gallery hours: Tues-Sun, 10AM - 5PM

Garrison Art Center is pleased to present Anthropocene Drifter, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Zachary Skinner. The exhibition will be on view at the Riverside Galleries from August 10 through September 15. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 10, 5-7pm.

Zachary Skinner finds beauty, humor, irony and playfulness in his use of cast-off materials and his otherwise dark depictions of survival in response to increasingly violent weather due to climate change. Anthropocene Drifter is a powerful exhibition of paintings and sculptures depicting the dystopian point of view of a nomad living in a future in which the Earth’s ecosystem has been all but destroyed. The large, interactive installation is variously constructed from recycled objects and other simple materials portraying a nomadic survival camp in the aftermath of a dysfunctional interdependence of man and nature. The viewer is invited to wander through this environment which takes us on a fictional journey. Included in the installation are live plants cultivated by imaginative techniques on structures that also function as shelters. Other functional structures generate solar power through the gallery windows. The intention of the artist is for visitors to assume the role of nomad/survivor and contemplate their own interdependence with the land.

The paintings in the exhibition reinforce the sculptures’ theme of new technologies that generate wind, hydro, or solar power as well as survivalist structures such as rafts and makeshift sailboats which through their precariousness reflect the fragile relationship between humanity and nature. The paintings also grapple with the relevance of the modern landscape. Using oil, acrylic, and mixed media, Skinner creates works that flow between authenticity and parody, fetishized forms and flatness, the Romantic sublime and post- apocalypse, invention and destruction. Paintings and sculptures can each stand alone, but together act as mutual supports for the intended narrative and create a kind of dialectical inquiry into the deeper existential questions of our time while addressing themes of humanity, ecology and sustainability.
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Spring/Break Art Show 2019

Spring/Break Art Show 2019
Wednesday - Monday, March 6th-11th, 11am - 7pm
866 UN Plaza, 2nd floor, NYC, NY

Momenta Art: booth E23
Featuring Artists: Jesse Bransford, Mollie McKinley, James Mills, David Nyzio, Zachary Skinner, Colleen Smiley, Kazumi Tanaka


Solo exhibition, Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters

Solo exhibition, Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters
Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters
Beacon Room Solo Show February 9 - March 3, 2019
BAU, 506 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508

I’m very pleased to announce the opening of my solo exhibition Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters at BAU (Beacon Artists Union) in Beacon, NY. The show runs from February 9 to March 3, 2019 and features photographs and paintings. I am the featured artist in The Beacon Room, the gallery at BAU dedicated to solo exhibitions of artists invited by gallery members. The opening reception is Saturday, February 9, 6 to 9 pm at 506 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508. For more information visit

Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters addresses the damaging effects of climate change in relation to water, human survival, geoengineering, and the Anthropocene landscape. The exhibition includes photographs from the series Wandering Nomad Anthropocene Landscapes. Considered “eulogies for the land,” my giclée prints are glimpses of nature from the point of view of a wandering nomad. The nomad reflects on erosion, a deep freeze that may mean the demise of native flora, and industrial detritus littering a beach. The images in this series are meant to evoke a lost balance within the landscape and a sense of apprehension.

On view alongside the black and white photographs are colorful and richly layered paintings in oil, egg tempera, acrylic, and mixed media that also depict the point of view of a nomad, but this time someone living in a dystopian future in which the Earth’s ecosystem has been all but destroyed. In one work the ruins of oil barges float around the perimeter of the last iceberg, a reference to arctic oil drilling. Another painting depicts a nomad sailing through rapids in a post-desertification landscape. The raft/shelter is a symbol of stewardship for the waterways, reminding the viewer that we have to take care of water since life on this planet (our home) depends on it.

My paintings are also expressions of hope through human ingenuity: rainwater collection and storage tents preserve water from a storm to cultivate kale, turnips are roasted on a campfire outside the nomad’s tent, and there are inventions to provide light and water for plants. The exhibition Troubled Waters is intended to be thought-provoking and inspiring, and will hopefully encourage people to think more deeply about environmental issues in our world today.


Site:Brooklyn Presents: 'Landscape: Real and Imagined''

Site:Brooklyn Presents: 'Landscape: Real and Imagined''
Landscape: Real and Imagined
165 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Opening Reception: Friday, November 16th 6-9PM, on view through December 15th.

Curated by Eileen Jeng-Lynch, Landscape: Real and Imagined will feature the work of artists:

Aaliyah Gupta, Aaron Asis, Andrew Arend, Ann Cofta, Ann Marie Auricchio, Annie Varnot, Athena Atocha, Beth Ganz, Bill Burgess, Christine Aaron, Claudine Metrick, Elizabeth Gargas, Francoise Soule Duresse, Hannah U, Jen Noone, Jessie Novik, Jolene Powell, Joomi Chung, Katie Westmoreland, Kayo Albert, Marcelyn Bennett Carpenter, Maria Ossandon Recart, Marianne Barcellona, Mark Granlund, Matthew Arnold, Meridith McNeal, Nathan Taves, Patty Cateura, Rebecca Schultz, Rosalyn Bodycomb, Rosalyn Carlino, Russell Horton, Ruth Jeyaveeran, Scott Bae, Scott Groeniger, Seungkyung Oh, Sophia Lee, Soulaf Abas, Stefan Hagen, Timothy Clifford, Whitney Sage, Yasemin Kackar-Demirel, Zachary Skinner

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Presents: Buy What You Love

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Presents: Buy What You Love
Buy What You Love
Galerie Richard
121 Orchard Street
New York, NY

SAVE THE DATE - Thursday, November 8, 2018 for Rema Hort Mann Foundation's Buy What You Love, an annual benefit auction that connects buyers to artists. From emerging to established, local to international, Buy What You Love is a project of over 200 original works on paper. Each work will be exhibited anonymously, encouraging viewers to buy what they love. Upon purchasing the work, the artist’s name is revealed and their contact information is provided to the buyer.
Presented in reverse-auction format, the exhibition will sell each anonymous work of art at a price that drops throughout the evening:

6:30–7:30 pm: $500
7:30–8:15 pm: $250
8:15 pm–9:00 pm: $125
$20 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds from the event go directly to Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s three bi-coastal grant programs.