#NoDAPL | Jamie Emerson
January 6 - 27, 2017
266 W 37th Street
New York, NY
(between 7th and 8th ave.)
Nearest Trains: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3
On view 24/7, through storefront window.
Please note: the gate will be down (i.e. the exhibit will not be viewable), on nights when the temperature falls below freezing.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: Friday, January 27, 7-10pm
#NoDAPL presents art, artifacts, and supportive media regarding the Indigenous resistance to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline planned to cut through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
In early 2016, the US Army Corps of Engineers approved the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is 1,172 miles long project that would carry crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota across four states, crossing underneath the Missouri River over the Ogallala Aquifer. By December 2016, more than 10,000 people from over 300 tribal nations had gathered at Standing Rock.
The drawings, paintings, and artifacts presented were created from life during the month of September 2016, when the artist lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock.
About the Artist
Jamie Emerson is a mixed media artist whose work focuses on interpersonal dynamics, the relationship of humans to their surroundings, and the connections between money, politics, and enduring cultural practices.
Jamie's large scale public sculpture "Bridge" is currently installed in Riverside Park South in Manhattan. In September of 2016, Jamie lived on the Standing Rock Reservation in ND, to standing with water protectors and documenting the #NoDAPL struggle. His work has appeared in At the Edge Magazine, Untapped Cities, and the Westside Rag. He currently works and lives in New York.
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