Currents is a gallery space dedicated to recognizing the work of emerging and evolving California artists. Featuring a different artist every two months, Currents presents a range of media, styles, and genres.
Todd Gilens presents photographs, drawings, and prints, created in the artist’s studio and at ecological field stations. For over four years, Todd Gilens assisted scientists in assessing mountain streams in the Sierra Nevada, applying their methods, references, and findings to his own artwork. This exhibition explores the expressive possibilities of embedded artistic research, and the alliances and contrasts between science, written language, visual art, and natural processes.
Todd Gilens is a visual artist working in writing, drawing, and photography, and creating unique, site-specific projects for public and private spaces. His work has been acknowledged through residencies, commissions, and grants, including from the Adobe, Andy Warhol, and San Francisco Foundations, Dumbarton Oaks Library, the National Forest Foundation, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. His six-thousand-word poem about science, water, and the changing land, will be installed along a mile of pedestrian ways in Reno this fall. He holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University.
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