November 18–December 17
Sandra Erbacher: Invasive Species; Of Natives and Strangers
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Invasive Species: Of Natives and Strangers, a solo exhibition by Sandra Erbacher. Employing an interdisciplinary, research centered approach, Erbacher seeks to compare and contrast the discourse on invasive species in the natural sciences with the media rhetoric surrounding immigration.
Invasive Species brings together a wealth of historical and contemporary images, text, and ephemera to explore how fears surrounding foreign flora and fauna echo anxieties about immigration and disease and the rise of xenophobia. Materials are sourced from the archives of the New York Public Library Pictures Collection, The Eugenic Record Office at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, and from scientific books, journals, and newspaper archives. As part of this research, Erbacher delves into the role eugenics played in shaping nineteenth and early twentieth century policies on immigration and how these ideologies continue to influence contemporary public perception and discourse surrounding immigration.
Exhibitions, Special Event
Creatively WildMarch 7, 6:00 PM–March 7, 8:00 PM
DUMBO, BrooklynFebruary 13, 8:00 AM–March 16, 5:00 PM
Platform Project SpaceMarch 7–April 6
Janet Borden, Inc.February 29–March 30