Nature, Climate, Art
July 13 - August 6, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 13, 6-9pm
Featuring Karoline Hjorth, Riitta Ikonen, Robin Rapoport, Nozomi Rose, Linda Cunningham and Juha Metso.
Curated by Inka Juslin and Tarja Silverman. Sponsored by Global Crisis Information Network.
Nature, Climate, Art investigates the impact of climate change in our lives and in our environment, layering and addressing the role of nature as disparate and essential to our human condition. One theme is a climate change, not as the drastic event concerning humans and their environment; but as a subtle narrative, which can make our living with nature a compelling one.
The exhibition brings together a group of international artists. Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen (Norway and Finland), photograph older people in their environments around the world, from the Arctic to the volcanic plateaus of southern Japan. Robin Rapoport (Canada-US), sculpts mixed media works pointing to environmental change, while Nozomi Rose (Japan-US), uses Japanese pigment to portray nature and landscape on canvas. Linda Cunningham (US), has investigated the Bronx waterfront in her mixed media works on paper, and her sculpture presents organic nature. Juha Metso (Finland), a photographer and installation artist investigates emotion in motion, he created a photography series of birds at the landfill showing the cycle of life and interconnectedness of humans and their environment.
What is common for these five artists is that they work with environmental sensibility, use nature as inspiration, and draw from lore and tradition to create unique encounters between humans and their surroundings. One central and combining theme is water.
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