Alumnus Shark Roth to give an artist talk and tour of work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the New York launch of the Transart Triennale 2016
Shark Roth, screen capture Elasmotherium Airlift after Allegory of the Planets by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, augmented reality, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Missing the Megafauna: Rewilding the Canon, a talk and tour by Shark Roth
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 – The Anthropocene – serves as a lens to consider
internal rewilding as eco-system restoration.
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.
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.
Shark Roth, screen capture, The Cave Bear after Untitled 1960 by Clyfford Still, augmented reality, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.