“Is the world we see becoming a dystopia or are there areas where beauty lives on?”
Confluence Gallery will open the 2019 exhibit season on January 12 with the Weathering Change show, which addresses the physical and emotional tax that climate change has on humans.
As an artist and a scientist, show curator Caryl Campbell sees the opportunity for art to communicate the critical issue of climate change to the world. Campbell asked her artists to think about how to express their feelings about the changes they are experiencing.
“How do we adapt to our burned environment,” Campbell wrote in her curator’s statement, “of living with smoke for four months? How do we find hope and beauty in a destroyed environment? Is the world we see becoming a dystopia or are there areas where beauty lives on?”
These adaptive moments are the ones that Campbell wants to look at closely through the eyes of many artists. In the Methow Valley, we’ve experienced significant change over the last few years. “After another summer of heat, smoke, fire, drought and stress,” says Campbell, “we can’t pretend that we’re not in a time of change.”
DATES: Opening reception, Jan 12, 5pm-7pm. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, 104 N Glover Street, Twisp, WA. INFO/CONTACT: 509-997-2787, confluencegallery.com.