Drifters Project portfolio published in Five Points literary magazine~

Five Points Journal of Art and Literature, the award-winning literary magazine of Atlanta and Georgia State University, has published a portfolio of my ‘Prophetic Object’ photographic pieces in the Summer 2019 edition.  The portfolio consists of full-color reproductions of 8 of my large-scale photographic works.  Randy Malamud, Regent’s Professor of English, wrote a moving essay to accompany the works, and one of my photographs of a rare ‘plastiglomerate’ from Hawaii was used as the journal cover.  You can download the portfolio by clicking here. Essay by Randy Malamud The sea…

Myrtle Beach Art Museum show

CAN’T YOU SEA? | OCEAN PLASTIC ARTIFACTS June 15 – September 8, 2019 Newly renovated Franklin G. Burroughs Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum opens a large exhibition presenting works by six artists: Arturo Durand, Aurora Robson, Pam Longobardi, Dianna Cohen and more. http://myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/cant-you-sea-ocean-plastic-artifacts/ Lecture Series http://myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/planet-or-plastic Press Charleston Post and Courier https://www.postandcourier.com/features/arts_and_travel/ghosts-of-our-consumption WBTW TV News

Anthropocene Island, LES Gallery @The Clemente, NY !

Update: After The Clemente premier, Anthropocene Island travelled to Pratt Institute’s Dekalb Gallery in September 2019. Here is an except from a review of the show in Art511 by Terra Keck: “I carried that dread to the work of Pam Longobardi, who I felt held it with me. If Rupps work shoves viewers off the cliff of existential dread, Longobardi is the net that catches them. “Night Flag of Lesvos” is a patchwork abstract tapestry made of recovered life vests from migrants and refugees on the coast of Lesvos, Greece.…

Two Museum Shows and Two Gallery Solos~

2018 was busy: I exhibited large-scale installations at the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center in Savannah, the CDC’s David J. Sencer Museum in Atlanta, and at Momentum Gallery in Asheville, NC and a window vitrine installation at The Great Highway in San Francisco. New works were created for the Telfair’s Contemporary Spotlight exhibition, the “Night Flag of Lesvos” and the “Anthropocene Time Capsule (Tybee Island)”.  My work was installed in 3 locations throughout the museum: the Grand Stairway landing; within the “Complex Uncertainties” exhibition, and in the theater, where the “Giant Sea…

A living fossil~ Palau forges new models for human relationships with nature

The oddly-shaped domed islands of Palau, a sovereign island nation of Micronesia, are living fossils ~ the uplifted remains of ancient coral beds that rise above sea level to become habitat, ark and home to a vast array of creatures and people, including some of the most beautiful humans I have ever met. Palau is part of Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean, east of Philippines and northeast of Indonesia, a 340 island strand highlighted by the spectacular cluster known as the Rock Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It…

REWORLDING

My newest exhibition has opened at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery in Atlanta, GA, the culmination of the past year’s studio and research trips to Lesvos and Kefalonia, Greece, Wales and Indonesia.  This work addresses the vast environmental and geopolitical forces re-ordering the world as we have known it through the traceable singularity that is oceanic plastic.  As a universal material of contemporary global culture, plastic endures in the environment such that all plastic ever created still exists.  My most recent work engages the refugees and citizens on the island of Lesvos,…

Plastic Pollution Expedition to Indonesia!!~

A golden light matches the wonderful golden smell that envelopes the nose upon entering the Balinese taxi: it is the pungent shavings of coconut that are part of the small baskets of flowers and symbolic items laid daily as offerings of the nature-based Balinese Hinduism. This beautiful daily ritual is evidenced everywhere: on the street, on pathways, the beach, roadside altars and even in the taxi dashboards.  A place of deep spiritual connections to the natural world, Bali was the launching port of our 10-day Oceanic Society/Drifters Project/Plastic Pollution Coalition…

Lesvos: Heartbreak and joy in equal measure

When we submitted a proposal to speak about Plastic Free Island at the World Islands Conference of ISISA (the International Small Island Studies Association) on the island of Lesvos over two years ago, ironically themed “Island Utopias”, there were none of the nearly 500,000 refugees that eventually thronged the shores of that Greek island just 6 miles offshore from Turkey in the Aegean Sea.  An island of immense beauty, home of the legendary first poet Sappho of millennia past and current home to a thriving lesbian enclave, Lesvos became the unlikely…

Exhibition continues!! Goulandris Museum of Natural History in Athens, Greece~

On the 5th year of Drifters Project’s presence and action in Kefalonia, we were given a major exhibition at the Goulandris Museum of Natural History in Athens, Greece~!  The exhibition opened in May 2015, and has just been extended for a second time through May 2016!  The museum is a vast, classical Victorian natural history museum of extensive specimens and fantastic dioramas, founded by the visionary Mrs. Goulandris, botanical illustrator of the flora of Greece, and has a massive contemporary addition that houses the Gaia Center, a vast space dedicated…