Thursday, January 29, 2009

Richard Brachman / Other Voice on Green

1. Helio was first built in 2000 and exhibited at Empire/Fulton Ferry State Park, Unison Arts Center, Adelphi University, and Look Out Sculpture Park. It is a symbolic representation of the sun and had statements attached to it about renewable energy sources, global weather change, and the need to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. Helio is built of recycled wood 3” x 4” from discarded shipping pallets and detritus from demolished buildings. It is 15 feet in diameter.
2. Phobosuchus and Caddy was painted in 2005 with various kinds of oil, enamel, latex, acrylic and industrial paints. It was first exhibited in a show titled Extinction which had an accompanying essay connecting the dotes between our overly dependent automobile society, global warming, fossil fuels, the source of fossil fuels, and extinction, both that of the dinosaurs and possible ours. The painting is 64” tall by 48” wide.
3. Model Home was first built in 2003 and exhibited in the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Empire/Fulton Ferry State Park and is now installed at Adelphi University. It features a 75 watt Sharp photovoltaic panel, a battery, controller and a light. The houses’ interior is accessible through the door and there is literature attached to the walls that discusses the mechanics of photovoltaics, causes and evidence of global weather change, and health and environmental concerns associated with weather change and pollution. Model Home is built of wood scavenged from construction sites, vinyl siding and shingles. It is 9’ tall by 7’ long and 4’ wide.
For information on Richard Brachman, click on his web site listed on
this blog on the right, under "Other Voices on Green"

All 3 images © artist Richard Brachman

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Creating a Database . Call for GREEN ART until March 15, 2009

I'm creating an interactive broad database of artists working in relation to my upcoming solo exhibit/installation at the Mill Street Loft (see invitation letter from Exec. Director Carole J. Wolf)

PROJECT: Fresh Green
Innovative ideas from artists talking about environmental issues using the arts to present, denounce, reflect and encourage others to take a look at green problems and/or green solutions.

To be part of the project, I'd need to receive as soon as possible and no later than March 15, 2009

  • 3 images (300 to 600 dpi, please)
  • one page bio
  • one page statement related w/green work: content, materials, etc.

I'll print your 3 images, bio and statement and will include them in a binder that will be on display as part of the exhibit/installation as "Other voices on Green". I'm also planning to include the 3 images in my blogs.

This database could be available for any other future art events.
No FEE is involved.

Submissions and questions before sending your materials,
please get in touch with me at:

Spread the word. Thanks!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Letter from Carole J. Wolf, Exec. Director Mill Street Loft

December 11, 2008

Dear Elisa,

Mill Street Loft is pleased to extend an invitation
to you to have a solo exhibit/installation in our gallery
at 45 Pershing Avenue. Poughkeepsie NY in 2009.
The exhibit will run from May 16 to June 14. The opening
reception will be on Saturday, May 16 from 3 to 6 PM.

Since the Mill Street Loft encourages and supports
sustainability and green issues, we are excited to present
your “PROJECT FRESH GREEN” exhibition. We believe
that your work will be of a great value to our institution,
the students and the community at large.

We appreciate your commitment towards the awareness
of these topics through the arts. Since you have been
working with recycling and environmental themes since
2000 and have had this art shown locally, regionally and
internationally in highly respected institutions, we are
especially pleased to have your exhibit here at Mill Street
Loft as well.

As part of the exhibition, we'd like to include a panel
presentation about green issues and a guided gallery
tour open to all the community.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any
questions and/or comments. We'll discuss further details
in the near future.

Carole J. Wolf,
Executive Director