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Dakota Gearhart: Life Touching Life & If The Rose Could Reflect On The Human Gaze
Presented as Part of Future Ecologies
Friday, September 24, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021

Dakota Gearhart: Life Touching Life & If The Rose Could Reflect On The Human Gaze

Friday, September 24, 2021 – Sunday, October 31, 2021
Presented as Part of Future Ecologies

About the Artworks

Dakota Gearhart, Life Touching Life with poet Erika Dane Kielsgard, 2021
HD Digital Video, Run Time: 7min 45sec

Dakota Gearhart, If The Rose Could Reflect On The Human Gaze, 2020,
Two HD Digital Videos, Monitors, Shredded Set Paper, Plastic, Adhesive, Roses

I am a multidisciplinary artist who combines meticulously animated videos with performance, sound, text, sculpture, and installation. I am particularly invested in the radical deconstruction of contemporary power structures according to an ecofeminist worldview. Recent works have explored such topics as the commercial flower trade, gender bias in big tech, and coral reef tourism in my home state of Florida.

Color, humor, and an occasionally disorienting species of maximalism are common features of my collage-based aesthetic. Ultimately, my work seeks to make the familiar strange—and sometimes the strange familiar—and through that inversion to articulate a more robust and less oppressive future.

About the Artist

Dakota Gearhart is an artist, animator, and educator based in New York City. Her multidisciplinary work examines the environment and how it is perceived through technology.

Her solo projects have been exhibited at Knockdown Center, NY; Plexus Projects, NY; Southern Oregon University, OR; FalseFront, OR; and 4Culture Gallery, WA. Her group exhibitions include The Bronx Museum of Art, NY; Queens Museum, NY; Tacoma Art Museum, WA; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL; Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, OR; Equity Gallery, NY; Horse Hospital, London; Griessmuehle, Berlin; and Taiyuan University, Taiyuan, China.

She has been awarded the Puffin Foundation Grant, Artist Trust GAP Grant, BRIC Digital Media Fellowship, Franklin Furnace Fellowship, and a National Endowments for the Arts US-Japan Creative Fellowship which will bring her work to Japan in 2022. She has completed residencies with the Queens Museum Studio Program, NY; Harvestworks, NY; Vermont Studio Center; VT; NARS Foundation, NY; Studios at MASS MoCa, MA; Wassaic Project, NY; Residency Unlimited, NY; and The Bronx Museum AIM Program, NY.
More Info: dakotagearhart.com / @dakota_gearhart_