David Teeple: Dialogue with a Collection "Thinking Water: Poetry, Systems and Politics"

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David Teeple: Dialogue with a Collection "Thinking Water: Poetry, Systems and Politics"

Time: February 1, 2012 to March 16, 2012
Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass Fine Arts Center lower level
Event Type: museum, exhibition
Organized By: UMCA
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2012

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Event Description

February 1 – March 16, 2012

February 1, 5-7 PM Opening Reception and In Conversation with David Teeple.  


Related Event:

March 2, 7 PM – Walking Water, a performance by David Teeple and seminal Fluxus work Drip Music by George Brecht, performed by members of Switch.


This exhibition is a series of exhibitions at the University Museum of Contemporary Art in which artists are invited to integrate their own works with pieces they select from the museum's works-on-paper collection, which includes over 2600 contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs. It features work by David Teeple alongside works he has selected and placed in direct dialogue with his own sculptures and works on paper.


Teeple’s works will reference rivers, aquifers and the hydrologic cycle in context to systems of economy, society, nature and science. It will include the construction of glass tanks containing water, video images, sculptural pieces derived from bathymetry, vector drawings based on satellite imagery, and laser cut objects. Moreover, the exhibition will include paintings and silk-screens of river systems to create interwoven patterns and structures.


David Teeple has been a practicing artist since 1980, and has created dozens of mid- and large-scale projects. His work can be found in public, private, and corporate collections both nationally and internationally. From 1996 until 2008 he was founder and president of Atelier Lumiere Inc., an art and architectural design, consulting, fabrication and installation firm. Teeple’s most recent work, Water Music, spans a rail-road bridge in downtown Northampton, MA.


Museum Hours:            

Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Saturday/Sunday 2 – 5 PM
Closed Mondays and Spring Break, March 17-26

The museum and all events are free and open to the public.

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