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Alexis Rockman
Manifest Destiny, 2004 (detail)
Alexis Rockman
The Merging of Art and Science in Manifest Destiny
Reception and book signing follow
Wed, Oct 6, 2004 6 PM
Artist Alexis Rockman recounts the making of Manifest Destiny (2004), one of his murals on view in the Wexner Center's lower lobby. Artist Alexis Rockman creates what he describes as "history paintings about the future," and he's known for grounding his fantastic visions in fact. In this talk, he recounts the making of his Manifest Destiny, a panoramic painting that depicts the effects of global warming on the Brooklyn waterfront circa 5004.

Created in collaboration with scientists, architects, and an anthropologist—and prefiguring the imagery of such sci-fi films as The Day after Tomorrow—the mural is on view at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

You can see full-scale reproductions of Manifest Destiny and Evolution (1992), another Rockman painting, in the Wexner Center's lower lobby.

Image credits

Alexis Rockman

Manifest Destiny, 2004 (detail)
Acrylic on board
96 x 288 inches
Courtesy of Gorney Bravin + Lee, and Alexis Rockman
Photo: Bruce Schwarz

Evolution, 1992 (detail)
Oil on wood
4 panels, 96 x 288 inches
Courtesy of Sperone Westwater, Gorney Bravin + Lee, and Alexis Rockman
Photo: Tom Powel
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