Art, Grief, and Land

Art, Grief, and Land

January 8 – February 2, 2019 University Place Gallery -Modern culture’s insistence that we are outside of nature has led to an estrangement

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Modern culture’s insistence that we are outside of nature has led to an estrangement from our wildness. The consequence of seeing ourselves as separate from nature, and therefore of each other, has wrought havoc on the body of the earth and on the bodies of her people. Disenfranchised grief, or Solastalgia, a palpable form of psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change, reflects our increasing sense of loss. This exhibition seeks work that reflects on the emotional cost of environmental change, work that mourns, laments, rages, rejoices, hopes, and reacts to our changing ecosystem.
“One of the penalties of an ecological education,” he wrote, “is to live alone in a world of wounds.” Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949

Juried by Patricia Miranda
Image courtesy of Deanna Whitman

Exhibits
$0.00
Phone Number: 
617 876 0246