Open House Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6 PM – 8 PM @BoxoHOUSE
Daniel Kukla‘s practice is motivated by the constantly evolving narrative between humans and nature. How can this interaction, tension, and history be imagined in a new way in light of the monumental changes and growing destructive forces that humanity exerts upon the Earth? Daniel’s training in biology and ecological sciences has greatly shaped how he approaches the research methodology in his art practice. His working process shares some of the same core principles of sciences: immersive field research, interviews, observations and balancing these tasks with a freedom of exploration that takes into consideration accidents and chance.
Daniel first came to make work in Joshua Tree for his residency with the Joshua Tree National Park in 2012. He has returned and is making videos and large scale cyanotypes, the latter altogether removing the lens from his process.
Daniel Kukla is a graduate of The International Center of Photography and, prior to his arts education, he attended University of Toronto and received his B.Sc. in Biology and Evolutionary Ecology. He works at the juncture of these disciplines, focusing in creating work that has the power to articulate our ever-changing relationship with the natural world. Daniel’s work has been exhibited in the US, UK, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, Singapore and Spain, and has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, and Time Magazine. He has been an artist in residence at MASS MoCA, The Arctic Circle, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Pocantico and the US National Parks Service.
Artist website: https://danielkukla.com