Margaret Roleke | AHA Artist in the Press

Margaret Roleke The installation “Seagreen Mist” was part of the project Island Universe. Following the ancient Chinese notion of the five main elements of nature (fire, earth, water, metal and wood), a group of artists was invited to explore elements of Governors Island: Water, Wind, Light, (Is)land and People. Transforming the rooms, stairways, and hallways of a house into a series of installations …



Art Alumna Margaret Roleke ’84, was exhibiting her installation “Seagreen Mist” as part of the project Island Universe.


Following the ancient Chinese notion of the five main elements of nature (fire, earth, water, metal, and wood), a group of artists was invited to explore elements of Governors Island: Water, Wind, Light, (Is)land, and People. Transforming the rooms, stairways, and hallways of a house into a series of installations, photo/video presentations, sculptures, murals, and performances, artists broadened the elements of Governors Island to range from its recreational present to the visible landscapes and landmarks in the collective memory of the city’s past.

Island Universe presented by Project 59 Inc. May 27- July 8 Colonel’s Row 407A, Governor’s Island , NY www.project59.org

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