Summer Rain – art show by Al Larsen

Creative Media BFA Program Director Al Larsen debuts (Some of That) Summer Rain (May Actually Get You) a show of fabric banners at The Arm Letterpress, Brooklyn NY.  The eight cotton banners – roughly 4 feet by 7 feet each –  are created using the cyanotype process, an early photographic method that yields a deep blue tone and allows for exposure in direct sunlight.
The imagery combines plant life and plastic trash and is created by the shadows of actual objects placed directly on the fabric. Letters (made using the laser cutter at Champlain’s Maker Lab) arranged on each banner spell out lines of a poem that describes driving in the rain listening to news about the massive Larsen C ice shelf (no relation!) breaking off of Antarctica. Everyday consumption and language habits are contrasted with the experience of living in a time of global climate destabilization.
 
The show is on view at The Arm Letterpress, 281 North 7th Street, Brooklyn, NYC, from June 28 – July 28 during open studio hours (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays) 
 
Al Larsen directs the Creative Media BFA program in which students learn and practice skills in multiple forms of media production and are supported in combining them in purposeful, artistically expressive works.