Palmer Art Museum – November 18

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Please join me for an Artist lecture at the Palmer Art Museum at Penn State
University.

I’ll be showing work from the series: Fractured: the shale play

Tuesday November 18
4:30 pm
University Park, PA

Exhibitions/Events: September and October 2014

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I’ll be exhibiting work from Purple Hearts, Marine Wedding, Fractured: the Shale Play and the Za’atari project at the following venues this fall. Also, please join me at Photoville, in Brooklyn, NY on September 28 for a panel with Andres Serrano and Sam Barzilay.

Photoville
Za’atari Project
Brooklyn, NY
September 18, 2014 – September 28, 2014
Artist panel with Andres Serrano and Sam Barzilay
September 28, 2014

Palmer Museum of Art
Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
September 23, 2014 – December 14, 2014
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

Charleroi Museum
Putain de Guerre
October 4, 2014 – December 13, 2014
Charleroi, Belgium

Manchester Art Gallery
“The Sensory War”
October 11, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Manchester, England

Portland Art Museum
“Blue Sky at 40”
October 18, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Portland, Oregon, USA

Tyson Johnson, from the Purple Hearts series, © Photo by Nina Berman, 2004,

Marcellus Shale exhibition opens in Youngstown, Ohio

Fractured: the shale playThe Marcellus Shale Documentary Project moves to Ohio at the Bliss Hall Gallery at Youngstown State University.
March 3 – April 4, 2014

The University has organized the following programs in support of the exhibition.

• Tuesday, 25 March, 7-9 p.m. | Moser 2000 | TITLE: The Science of Shale Gas: Geology, Seismology and Environmental Impacts. Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, Professor of Geology, Youngstown State University
• Wednesday, 26 March, 7-9 p.m. | Moser 2000 | TITLE: The science of shale gas: The latest evidence on leaky wells, methane emissions, and implications for policy. | Dr. Anthony R. Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E., Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Cornell University
• Thursday, 27 March, 5-9 p.m. | Gallery Talk / Gallery Reception | Bliss Hall 2300 | RECEPTION/GALLERY TALK: Brian Cohen, Photographer and Project Director of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.
• Friday, 28 March, 4-5:30 p.m. | McDonough Museum Lecture Hall | SCREENING: Triple Divide (film with Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Troutman).

CONTACT: Professor Stephen Chalmers | schalmers@ysu.edu

©Photo Nina Berman/ All Rights Reserved

Photoville in NYC – opens Sept 19, 2013

Fractured: the shale play Photoville, the wildly inventive photography show which takes place in containers on the Brooklyn water front, opens Sept 19.
Provocative work by Donald Weber, Paolo Woods, Peter van Atgmael, and many many more. Come out for the panels, evening projections, and a huge camera obscura. I’ll be in Container 38 with images from the series Fractured:the Shale play.

September Exhibitions 2013

I’ll be exhibiting work from a variety of projects at seven venues in the USA and Europe in September 2013.

Opening September 1
Photos and a new video from the series: Hedge
At the Noorderlicht festival as part of “To Have and Have Not”
Groningen, The Netherlands
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Opening September 6, 2013
Nine large photographs from the series: Megachurches
At the Zacheta National Gallery of Art as part of “In God We Trust”
Warsaw, Poland
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Opening September 14, 2013
Photographs from the series: Marine Wedding
At the Addison Gallery of Art as part of “The Kids are All Right”
Andover, MA, USA
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Opening September 19, 2013
Container exhibition from the series: Fractured the Shale Play
At the Photoville 2013 Festival
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Ongoing
Thru September 27, 2013
Images from "Fractured:the Shale Play" – the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
At the Handwerker Gallery
Ithaca, New York, USA

Thru September 29, 2013
The Marine Wedding portrait as part of the "War/Photography:Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath"
At the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington DC, USA

Thru October 13, 2013
The Bronx Gardens series as part of Solutions by NOOR
At La Maison de la Photographie de Robert Doisneau
Gentilly, France

Stairwell Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA May 1

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Join me for an artist talk along with photographers Brian Cohen and Noah Addis as part of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project exhibition on view through June 8, 2013 at the Stairwell Gallery @ the Moose Exchange in Bloomsburg, PA.

Wednesday May 1
5pm
203 West Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: 570-317-2596

Fracking – the night sky

I was up in frack land again having a look at the night sky. It’s only at night that the full impact of drilling activities can be seen. As the sky darkens, the industrial lights, rigs, and flares appear on the horizon and reconfigure the landscape. The illuminations are like magnets. In the company of residents who know the terrain and are similarly fixated on night crawling, I point my car in the direction of these pockets of light that rise from the darkened hills. When it’s foggy, the sky animates. Quick flickers, the fall off from flaring, turn the sky orange. I chase the flares down dirt roads which reveal scenes of tremendous disruption. A rig and a flare, breathing and billowing, another flare behind the hills. Empty homes lit by the fire, one abandoned after the water turned bad. The flares are loud and uneven, they swoosh and erupt, and then die down to blaze again. No people can be seen. The mystery of this light, of what lies at the end of the dirt road, or over the hill, is what first struck me and continues to pull me back.


All photos ©Nina Berman 2011, All Rights Reserved

Artist Lecture December 14 at School of Visual Arts

I’ll be showing work and answering questions at the School of Visual Arts tonight, December 14, at 7pm.
SVA
136 West 21 Street room 418 F
New York City
It’s a small space, and very informal. Everyone is welcome.

Drill rig sight,  Susquehanna County

Fracking – New York hearings – an update

Today and tomorrow will be the last public hearings on New York State’s plan to allow hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking.

Tuesday 11/29, 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm
Sullivan County Community College, Seelig Theatre, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759
Wednesday 11/30, 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm
Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

I’m eager to see what will happen as I’ve immersed myself in this issue since January, exploring shale gas exploration in PA.
I’ve written a few stories on the subject, see here and here and on the the blog.

Below are some recent images taken in Pennsylvania in Bradford and Susquehanna counties.
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All photos ©Nina Berman 2011, All Rights Reserved, may not be copied or published without permission.