Combined Overflow


Combined Overflow

Curated by Nathan Kensinger,
Laura Chipley and Sarah Nelson Wright
Proteus Gowanus
April 26 – May 24, 2014

Combined Overflow was an exhibition of creative responses to the Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal, two New York City Superfund sites with similar histories of industry, pollution and neglect. The twenty projects showcased in this exhibit came from scientists, filmmakers, engineers, photographers and designers working with laboratories, boat clubs and environmental organizations, who the curators encountered while working on their own public art installations about the Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal.

Combined Overflow included work by artists Wendy Andringa, Liz Barry, Sarah Christman, Willis Elkins, Eymund Diegel, Jose Gaytan, Jan Mun, Leif Percifield, George Trakas, Mitch Waxman, Jenifer Wightman and groups including Brooklyn Atlantis, The Gowanus Canal Conservancy, The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, The Newtown Creek Alliance, The Newtown Creek Armada, The North Brooklyn Boat Club, and Urban Omnibus.






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