January 14 – February 25
Catherine Chauvin, Louise Fisher, Anthony Mead, Rowe Moser, Emily Ritter, Marilee Salvator, Zoe Strecker, Lizzy Taber, and Mariel Versluis
What is yet to come? Our home is in a major state of change. The massive expansion of industrialized human activity across the planet has altered our habitat. We are actively encountering the outcomes of resource extraction, habitat disruption, and mass pollution.
It can feel overwhelming and debilitating but this is not the end of the story. This story has both innumerable potential outcomes and points of departure for each of us. Wherever we start or conclude the actions, or inactions, we take today will guide the inevitable change to come. The artist’s works in the Eco:flux exhibition focus on the ecology and change that is part of our lives. Some artists highlight specific issues that are in immediate need of attention. Others layout future potentialities that exist on the cusp between science fact and science fiction. This is all done with the recognition that we are not isolated entities. We, as humans, are bound to the ecosystems of our shared habitat. Any fluctuations will ripple out infinitely to remind us that “In this world, a species can only thrive when everything else’s around it thrives too” — David Attenborough