The Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery on Richmond Avenue began exhibiting work in early 2018. The space is open on select days for programs and viewing hours. The art and cultural programs offered aim to promote understanding of and access to the landfill-to-park transformation; develop innovative strategies in ecological restoration; and incite socio-environmental change through education and demonstration.
In the spring, artists began participating in a new art-research project called Freshkills Park: Field R/D. Organized by artist/curator Dylan Gauthier and Freshkills Park’s Mariel Villeré, the project involves independent and collaborative research, site visits and field trips, shared meals and conversations over the course of several months. The goal of Field R/D is to work with artists to develop an approach for bringing exhibitions, discussions and event series to Freshkills Park.
(Photo: Dylan Gauthier)