Artist Talk: Missing The Megafauna: Rewilding the Canon Tuesday January 12 5pm

Painter Shark Roth addresses the idea that, as climate impacts deliver us to a novel global frontier, the role of artist as inventor, custodian and presenter of story takes on a great charge. The Transart Triennale theme serves as a lens to consider internal rewilding as eco-system restoration.

Guided Tour: Missing The Megafauna: Rewilding the Canon Sunday January 17 11am Metropolitan Museum of Art (meet inside the lobby at the bench on the south side (to the left as one enters) of the Great Hall/Entrance Lobby.)

Bring your smart phone/tablet and ear buds for Shark’s tour of an (unsanctioned) Augmented Reality installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Missing the Megafauna is Roth’s exploration of the Pleistocene epoch as a means to contemplate current climate and painting dilemmas – living with extinction and ecological grief as well as the promise of Painting as the original Augmented Reality and of rewilding as a conservation and artistic practice. To encounter it, download the app, Layar.

If you plan to attend, please rsvp to Susie at susie@transart.org by January 8th

BIO Transart Alum and New Yorker, Shark Roth is a painter focused on rewilding, ethology, the Anthropocene and Painting’s utility in the 21st Century. Currently, his (unsanctioned) Augmented Reality installation, “Missing The Megafauna,” can be encountered at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Roth emerged from Chicago’s vibrant performance art scene and a ten-year touring career in the 80’ and 90s. He headlined such venues as Randolph Street Gallery, Club Lower Links (Chi), PS122 (NYC), The Marsh (SF) and The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee. Recent solo painting exhibits in New York City include “Superheated Reservoirs” at The Phatory, “Dormancy Quota Exceeded” at Michael Mut Gallery and “Black and Blue” at DD172. Track his daily process at tinsquo.com.