Itty S. Neuhaus “Sublimation: An Iceberg’s Story”

Kentler International Drawing Space

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Kentler International Drawing Space presents Sublimation: An Iceberg’s Story, a large-scale installation of drawing, photography and video projection by Brooklyn-based artist Itty S. Neuhaus.

This site-specific installation includes a free hanging, thirty-foot panorama featuring vivid photographic representations of arctic scenes that Neuhaus has meticulously altered by subtractive drawing. She scratches lines into the surface of the image emphasizing the expressive qualities of her icy subjects’ subtle movements and perceived personality traits. Near the backlit panorama, a related video projection shows the iceberg’s dynamic environment in motion. The video is a future-shock parable told from the vantage point of the last surviving iceberg.

Sublimation: An Iceberg’s Story is an outgrowth of the artist’s experience as a participant in the Arctic Fulbright Initiative. A continuation of more than a decade of solo arctic expeditions, Neuhaus spent the summer months of 2017 recording icebergs and glacial formations in Greenland and Iceland. While planning to film the slow demise of one iceberg at Jökulsárlón in Iceland, she gravitated toward a small formation that didn’t seem to change. This inspired her own personal creation story, The Story of Icylla. Neuhaus mounts a stunning multi-media installation combining scientific study with elements of Inuit mythology to address not only concerns about water and climate, but also the human experience of aging and personal transformation.

A brochure with an essay by Roy Scranton, author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, accompanies the exhibition.



from January 12, 2018 to February 25, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-01-12 from 18:00 to 20:00


Itty S. Neuhaus

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