Second Thursday Reception: October 13 | 6 – 9 PM
On View: October 13 – November 27
Second State Press presents: Prints + Process, works by Mollie Goldstrom. She will exhibit recent etchings, along with drawings, research, and other critical components to her process, which circles around a speculative narrative of time travel, seaweed, and human endeavor and folly in drawing and print, and is enriched by visits to the Rare Book Room of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and late-night readings of Lucy Kavaler’s The Wonders of Algae (1961).
In Goldstrom’s words:
Summer bathers float, immersed in undulating, green mats of Enteromorpha prolifera.
Lucy Kavaler sits at her desk, contemplating how to capture, in prose, an organism that ranges from the unicellular to the complex multicellular: Multiplying in toxic blooms in the hypoxic ocean, is it a harbinger of end times? Fuel, food, fertilizer, will our hopes and dreams proliferate on beds of agar?
A lone figure emerges from the waves, trailing tendrils of Ascophyllum nodosumacross sun-warmed granite, and with the tangled strands, spells the word A-L-G-A-E.