In conjunction with the opening of her PAMM exhibition, How I Caught a Swallow in Midair, artist Michele Oka Doner will discuss her work with Brooklyn-based writer Rebekah Rutkoff. Oka Doner and Rutkoff will discuss the exhibition’s presentation of functional designs, works on paper and ceramics inspired by natural forms.
About Michele Oka Doner
Michele Oka Doner is an internationally renowned artist whose career spans four decades. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, furniture, jewelry, public art, functional objects, video, as well as costume and set design. Oka Doner’s work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary. She is well known for creating numerous public art installations including Radiant Site at New York’s Herald Square subway, Flight at Washington’s Reagan International Airport and A Walk on the Beach at the Miami International Airport. Oka Doner is represented by Marlborough Gallery, New York. In additional to major solo exhibitions at Marlborough, her artwork can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre, among many others.
About Rebekah Rutkoff
Rebekah Rutkoff is a 2015-2016 Member in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. She is the author of The Irresponsible Magician: Essays and Fictions (semiotext(e), 2015) and the editor of a forthcoming volume of essays by and about the American filmmaker Robert Beavers (Austrian Film Museum/Columbia UP).