– a chirp from a bird
– an on-line posting of 140 characters or less
For many the definition of tweet, a chirp from a bird, still has the same kind of
meaning – instant communication that is very brief.
In New York City we witness more and more pedestrians striding through life
with heads buried in gadgets. We tweet, we text, we email on the go. Children
wave iPhones, androids and DS’s from their strollers and car seats. The simple act
of looking around as we go about our daily journey is being lost to an ever more
fragmented and hectic contemporary society.
Tweet asks us to pause, reflect, and remember a simple act that is available to
everyone. Look around you and enjoy the view.
This exhibition presents the work of contemporary artists alongside original
Audubon prints, paintings from CMA’s permanent collection and a changing
participatory work made by visitors. All result from a similar starting point – that of
careful observation of nature, specifically of birds. To identify and study at great and
near distances, with quiet observation and in fleeting moments – this kind of looking
is encouraged by these works.
The exhibition will draw from the work of John James Audubon, Joy Episalla, Gail
LeBoff, Amy Jean Porter, Vik Muniz, Fred Tomaselli, Katheryn Spence, Hunt Slonem,
Emilie Clark, Tamar Mogendorff, Laurel Roth, Nina Boesch, Sarah Hardesty and the
CMA permanent collection.
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