Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change & the Environment

Vicki Myhren Gallery

March 9 – April 30, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 9, 5-8pm
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Chris Jordan, Drowned Laysan Albatross Fedgling # 2, Midway Island, 2010

The Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History is proud to present Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change & the Environment, an exploration into the intricacies of artist perceptions on environmentalism and our changing world. Through activism, curiosity, humor, and beauty, artists take on a range of medium to solicit public responses touching on the immediacy of issues of climate change.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, featuring photographs by J. Henry Fair and Chris Jordan, both revered for their documentary photography of the abject beauty of the human impact on climate change. Chris Jordan’s Drowned Laysan Albatross #2 image serves as the logo for the exhibition. He will also display a digital projection of the contents of a camel stomach, Gastrolith, a digital media recreation of an installation project created in 2016. J. Henry Fair exhibits large format color photographs of his Industrial Scars project, recently released as a publication. Fair will join the Vicki Myhren Gallery on April 13 to deliver a talk: The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold.

In addition to photography, the exhibition features immersive installation and sculpture works. Denver artist Regan Rosburg will exhibit her Relentless Memorial. Data mining sound artist Brian House will present an original work created for the exhibition derived from research conducted by Dr. Heidi Steltzer on the Animas river in southwestern Colorado. Also notable is Susan Camp’s manipulated grown gourd sculptures, an aesthetic reinterpretation of a large scale food production growing technique.

The exhibition was curated by Jeffrey Keith, curatorial consultant to the Vicki Myhren Gallery and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver School of Art & Art History.

Artists in the exhibition: Katherine Ball, Susan Camp, J. Henry Fair, Brian House, Chris Jordan, Edward Lane McCartney, Michael Menchaca, Mari Omari, Phaedra Pezzullo, Anthony Porcaro, Regan Rosburg, Amy Scofield, Dr. Heidi Steltzer, Steve Wiman.

Storm Warning Public Events
All events are free and open to the public
  • Symposium: On Balance: Art, Science and Politics in the 21st Century
Thursday April 13, 12-5pm with an artist talk by J. Henry Fair at 5pm: "The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold"
  • Film Screening of The Plastic Ocean
Thursday April 13, 7pm in partnership with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival with Q&A to follow

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
303.871.2846

http://www.du.edu/art/myhrengallery.html

 


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