Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Honolulu Musuem of Art, Doris Duke Theatre
The Merwin Conservancy presented an intimate evening with renowned painter Alexis Rockman in the Green Room, an environmental and literary salon series that fosters a reverence for language, nature, and imagination in our community.
Inspired by 19th-century landscape painting, science fiction film, and firsthand field study, Rockman’s paintings proffer a vision of the natural world that is equal parts fantasy and empirical fact.
He has exhibited extensively worldwide since 1985, having been featured in a number of solo museum exhibitions and is represented in many important public and private collections.
From 2009-2012, Rockman collaborated with director Ang Lee on the prize-winning film, “Life of Pi,” serving as “inspirational artist” by preparing conceptual drawings to serve as visual reference.
For more than two decades, the artist-cum-amateur naturalist has collected organic materials during extended travels to places including Tasmania, Madagascar, and Antarctica and made delicate field drawings of the things that live in each environment from the soil samples collected there, mixed with water and matte acrylic medium.
This evening was generously made possible by FIM Group with support from Atherton Family Foundation.
Photos by Bryan Berkowitz