Curator Tour + Catalog Launch: Daniela Naomi Molnar & Emily Eliza Scott

Saturday, April 6, 2024 2pm – 4pm

Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $15, $10, $5, $0

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Join us in this guided tour from Geohaptics curator, Daniela Naomi Molnar, as she shares insights and processes behind the work featured in the exhibition. Following the tour, Molnar will be joined by interdisciplinary artist and scholar, Emily Eliza Scott, for a discussion and audience Q&A. This event will also be the unveiling of our exhibition catalog, an expansive 60+ page publication going in-depth into Geohaptics: Sensing Climate.⁠

Daniela Naomi Molnar is an artist, poet, and pigment worker collaborating with the mediums of language, image, paint, pigment, and place. She is also a wilderness guide, educator, and eternal student. An entry in the Oregon Encyclopedia states, “Molnar pioneered the notion that art can speak to climate change.” Her work is the subject of a front-page feature in the Los Angeles Times, an Oregon Art Beat profile, and a feature in Poetry Daily. Her visual work has been shown nationally, is in public and private collections internationally, and has been recognized by numerous grants, fellowships, and residencies. Her book CHORUS is a finalist for the 2024 Oregon Book Award and was selected by Kazim Ali as the winner of Omnidawn’s 1st/2nd Book Award. Her next book is PROTOCOLS (Ayin Press, 2025). She founded the Art + Ecology program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and helped start and run the backcountry artist residency Signal Fire. A 3G Jew and the daughter of immigrants, she is a diasporic student of the earth.

Emily Eliza Scott is an interdisciplinary scholar, educator, and artist who holds a joint professorship in Art History & Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. She has authored numerous essays on contemporary art and design practices that engage pressing (political) ecological issues; co-edited The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change (2021), Viscosity: Mobilizing Materialities (2019), and Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics (2015); and is currently writing a book on art that tracks environmental violence. She is also a founding member of two collaborative art projects, World of Matter (2011-17) and the Los Angeles Urban Rangers (2004-present), and worked for nearly a decade as a National Park Service ranger before entering academia. Her work has been supported by major grants/awards from Creative Capital, the College Art Association, American Council of Learned Societies, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, and Graham, Luce, Mellon, Annenberg, and Switzer Foundations, among others.