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Tide and Current Taxi

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For over a decade, Marie Lorenz has been exploring and documenting the waterways of New York City in boats she designs and builds as part of her ongoing project Tide and Current Taxi.

In the summer of 2016 Lorenz expanded the focus of the Tide and Current Taxi project from urban waterways to the entirety of the Erie Canal, and embarked on an ambitious 520 mile journey from Buffalo to Albany and into Manhattan via the Hudson River. Lorenz documented her voyage with pictures, videos, and stories as she stopped at historic sites and museums along the Canal corridor.

This multi-media exhibition, commissioned by the Everson Museum of Art in partnership with Light Work and Urban Video Project, is the culmination of Marie Lorenz’s summer journey and features a large scale water installation utilizing two of the artist’s handmade boats used to navigate the Hudson River as well as new video works that incorporate the artist’s research, documentation, and materials from the voyage.

Tide and Current Taxi was commissioned by the Everson Museum of Art, and made possible, in part, by a Tourism & Economic Development Grant from the County of Onondaga, administered by CNY Arts, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support provided by an Action Grant from the New York Council for the Humanities and Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC. Sponsorship provided by Nicole & Michael P. Falcone; Dreamando; LLC; Bonnie & Gary Grossman; Bobbi & Clifford Malzman; and Candace & John Marsellus. Screen_Shot_2016-08-29_at_1.28.09_PM.png

Marie Lorenz, Tide and Current Taxi, 2016

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Opening Night Reception
September 23, 2016
6:30–8:00pm
Free for Everson Members
$15 Non-Members

Celebrate the opening of all Fall exhibitions, meet the artists and enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

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Brown Bag Lunch
September 28, 12:00–1:00pm
Free

Join us for a tour and brown bag lunch discussion of Tide and Current Taxi hosted by DJ Hellerman, Curator of Art and Programs at the Everson, Natalie Stetson, Executive Director of the Erie Canal Museum and Claire Wakefield, Assistant Curator at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. The discussion will be focused on how the community can engage the history of the Erie Canal in reshaping a vibrant downtown Syracuse

UVP Lecture: Marie Lorenz
November 17, 2016, 6:30pm
Free

UVP artist-in-residence Marie Lorenz leads a discussion in the Everson’s Hosmer Auditorium

The Urban Video Project will also present an outdoor screening of Lorenz’s new and past works, projected on the facade of the Museum every Thursday – Saturday from dusk until 11pm beginning November 10th and concluding on December 17, 2016.

Related Press

Captured: Marie Lorenz’s Tide And Current Taxi Project › – July 6, 2016

The Everson Museum of Art presents ‘Marie Lorenz: Tide and Current Taxi’ › – Sept. 22, 2016