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Vanishing Oceans Project

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Linda Byrne and Maggie Dubris
at chashama 266
13 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016

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Vanishing Oceans Project | Linda Byrne & Maggie Dubris

April 13 - April 30, 2016

chashama 266
266 West 37th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY

Nearest Trains: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3

On view 24/7 from the street, accompanied by downloadable sound

Reception: Sunday, April 24, 2016 3-5pm

Open Hours with the Artists:
Saturday, April 16th 12-4 pm 
Friday, April 22nd, Earth Day, 12-4pm
Thursday, April 28th, 12-4pm

Every level of the ocean is filled both with life and the detritus of man. Beyond our runoff of chemicals, oil, radioactive waste, and garbage, the noises we create are devastating populations of ocean seabirds and mammals. Moby DickCaptains Courageous, The Old Man and the Sea,Master and Commander—all these books will seem as fantastical to our descendants as books about fairies and little hobbits seem to us now. The songs of the sea, the sight of a dolphin leaping on the horizon, the magic of snorkeling through a living coral reef filled with bright fish and odd creatures, will soon sound like distant folklore.

Merging Linda Byrne’s sculptures—haunting ghost ship skeletons and coral reefs sculpted from one of the major killers of ocean seabirds and mammals: plastic six-pack rings—with Maggie Dubris’ soundscape—a montage of deep ocean sounds, whale calls, manmade sounds that now resound beneath the waves, and readings from both Moby Dick and a letter by Eliza Brock, a sea captain’s wife—the Vanishing Oceans Project calls attention to the extent of the destruction that oceans have experienced and are continuing to experience in our lifetimes.

Come plunge into the aural and visual landscape of a dying world.

About the Artists
Linda Byrne was born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and work. A visual artist, Linda has exhibited widely—across the United States in shows such as “Brimming On The Edge” (New York) and “Nurturing Nature, Artists Engage the Environment” (galleries both in New York and Pennsylvania) and internationally, in travelling exhibitions such as “Trade Show/California to Turkey.” Linda has received many artist residencies, awards, and reviews.

Maggie Dubris is a writer, musician, and sound artist who lives in New York City. She has published several books of poetry and prose, and was both guitarist and principal songwriter for the all female extravaganza, Homer Erotic, in the 1990s. She created soundscapes for the installations “Vanishing Birds Project,” “Packaging the Pink,” “Hieroglyphic,” and for the illustrated book, In The Dust Zone. Her sound work was awarded a NYFA grant, in 2010, and was featured in the "Elevator Music" show at Gallery Aferro in Newark NJ in 2015. 

The Vanishing Oceans Project  is their second multimedia installation collaboration about our disappearing natural world. 

For more information, visit the project's website  | For appointments, please contact pineycreek6@yahoo.com

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