HELD OVER to
88 cores by Peggy Weil
Paradise and Its Dark Side
Curated by Martha Donovan Opdahl
HELD OVER to November 29
BEARING WITNESS: “88 Cores” + Paradise and Its Dark Side is a visual art exhibition of place and time in which nature and culture intersect; the global and the local connect. LA artist Peggy Weil’s “88 Cores” video installation makes accessible to us ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet showing global climate change starting from 1989 and going 2 miles deep and back 110,000 years to bedrock. This antique frozen water reveals seasonal, slow, cyclical climate change over long periods of time turned as if by alchemy into beautiful light. In the adjacent gallery, Paradise and Its Dark Side by contemporary area artists reveals the beauty of our local, glacier-carved, varied, and productive landscape as we know it, love it, and live it here in fossil-strewn Putnam County.
Yet, there’s now evidence of something new and foreboding happening which threatens our paradise. Worse, threatens our very survival. Humankinds’ survival. We risk losing it all. This dread, this feeling of things gone wrong, very wrong, our artists capture and reveal. We know what is causing this escalating change which we witness almost daily. The central issue of our time—rapid, human-induced climate change—around which the show was conceived, threatens the lives of our children and grandchildren.The growth and progress for humanity’s well-being which drove the past 200 years of industrialization, a product of fossil fuel based energy, has had destructive, unintended consequences on the environment which sustains us. For recorded rising temperatures of the atmosphere at unprecedented and alarmingly accelerated rates exacerbate natural forces of air, wind, fire, and water which, unless stopped, will lead to environmental catastrophe. This exhibition reminds us of what matters most to all of us—and that we care—which is essential for initiating dialogue and building trust. We know what’s broke. We know how to fix it. We fix it. Because we care.
88 Cores + Paradise and Its
Peggy Weil Clare Backer, Jerry Bates, John Berry, Garret L. Boone
David Herrold, Anonymous Huichol, Robert Kingsley,
William Meehan, George Jo Mess, Lori Miles,
Martha Opdahl, Barbara Timm, Reid Winsey
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle Indiana
TUESDAY - FRIDAY 1:00 - 4:00
SATURDAY 10:00 - 4:00
SUNDAY 1:00 - 4:00 Curator will be on hand for comments & discussions.
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January 16, 2020 6:30
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