Oct 11, 2016

Fall Exhibitions 2016

Current Solo Shows

"Cu Bwerera- The Return", September 9th-November 7th, 2016

La Guardia Community College CUNY, NY

A slection of works from The Gorongosa Restoration Project are on show in the LaGuardia Galleries of Fine Art, Atrium Lobby, La Guardia Community College CUNY, Long Island City, NY.

 "Bhassa la ntsanga-Fieldwork: Mbidzi - Zebra", 2015 

Pungue River soil pigment, acrylic binder, gouache, ink and entomology pins on stonehenge paper, 9 x 11 inches.

 


"Into The Realm of Nature", September 19th-October 15th, 2016

Miller Gallery, Alvernia University, Reading, PA

Artist Talk scheduled for September 19th, 4pm

A survey show of recent and current works spanning the last five years that explore and reflect on the natural world and wilderness. The works displayed weave together a number of common themes such as preservation, conservation and the fragility of ecosystems while also delving into the symbolic roles animals have played in art.

“Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”

 Blaise Pascal

“The most dangerous world view is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world.”

 Alexander Humboldt

“In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.”

 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental and political activist founder of the Green Belt Movement

"Relics of a Natural Order-Ocelot" (detail), 2011-2012,

Pastel, gouache, silk and metallic thread on handmade paper, 6 x 4 inches each.



Current Group Exhibitions

"The Nature of All Things:Rethinking Humanism Through Art",

October 13th- December 10th 2016

B45 Center for The Arts, University at Buffalo, NY

The exhibition features sixteen artists whose work calls on us to rethink our reliance on the philosophy of humanism. The artists in this show interrogate the legacy of humanism while posing alternatives to an anthropocentric framework. Works by the artists Helen Hess, Vervena Andrea Prenner,Maria Bilbao-Herrera and Rachel Shelton, disturb our distinctions between the human and the nonhuman through practices based on documentation, repetition, and exchange. Artists Tanya Chaly, Victoria Fuller, Richard Allen and James Eric Simpson visually record the global impact of our anthropocentrism as a guiding principle in our systems of capitalism, environmentalism, health care, and cultural production. Other works work blur the conventional boundaries that distinguish nature from humanity. Through the eyes of these artists, we see humans in self-imposed cages while flora and fauna are personified and gendered, both as agents of change and helpless signifiers of human desire.  No longer limited by Man as the measure of all things, we can reconsider our relationships and responsibilities within a world where we are all inextricably interconnected.

"Tidings of Invisible Things-Ribeiroia Ondatrae Parasite deformity", 2013-2014

Graphite on parchment and punctured drawing under convex glass and plexi glass domes,98 x 100 inches.