The David Brower Center is pleased to present its eighth annual Art/Act Award and Exhibition, Art/Act: The Canary Project honoring the prolific arts initiative The Canary Project.
The exhibition provides a multimedia overview that shows the kaleidoscopic nature of its work over time. Supporting didactics, archived images and graphics trace how the work connects to the environmental movement and is informed by a theory of change. The exhibition includes selected works from the past ten years, including A History of the Future—a series of landscape photographs taken in places around the world affected by climate change; Eclipse—a video piece about the extinction of the passenger pigeon made in conversation with New Yorker writer, Elizabeth Kolbert; and Green Patriot Posters—a design campaign centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to build a sustainable economy. Also included are photographs and video from Water Gold Soil: American River, a project that examines the water issues of California through the lens of a single flow of water, and also raises deeper political and philosophical questions underlying California’s present ecological crisis.
It is on view September 23, 2016 – February 9, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, September 23 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. The creators of The Canary Project, artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris will discuss their work in a public lecture presented as part of the opening reception on September 23.
The exhibit as a whole will present a strong statement of the many possibilities for art, design and education to contribute vitally to environmental movements.
(Image credit: Public Displays of Affection)