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David Brooks is a New York based artist whose work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized. Brooks has exhibited at the Dallas Contemporary; Tang Museum, NY; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Sculpture Center, NYC; Miami Art Museum; Changwon Sculpture Biennale, South Korea; The Visual Arts Center, Austin; the Goethe-Institut, NYC; and MoMA/PS1 where he had a large scale installation for two years. In 2011-12 Brooks opened Desert Rooftops in Times Square, a 5,000 square-foot urban earthwork commissioned by the Art Production Fund. Other major commissions include the Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK and Storm King Art Center, NY; and current exhibitions at the deCordova Museum, MA; and the Nevada Museum of Art; with an upcoming exhibition and the Aldrich Museum, CT. He received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2010, and a research grant to the Ecuadorian Amazon from the Coypu Foundation in 2012.
New York based artist David Brooks, in conversation with curator Meredith Johnson, will discuss his past work and current projects.read more »