Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change & the Environment
March 9 – April 30 2017
Opens March 9th from 5-8pm
Symposium - April 13, 12-5pm
On Balance: Art, Science and Politics in the 21st Century
Artist Talk - April 13, 5pm
J. Henry Fair The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold
Film Screening - April 13, 7pm
In partnership with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival
The Plastic Ocean Q&A to follow
Storm Warning, organized by the Vicki Myhren Gallery, is a multimedia exhibition featuring artists looking at and thinking about climate change and environmental issues. The show includes installation works, photography, film, Instagram feeds, and other media. Storm Warning provides a platform for collaboration, both on campus and throughout the wider community for engagement with some of the most important issues facing us today. The project provides tie-ins to both Denver’s Month of Photography (March), and to the university’s Sustainability Month and Earth Day activities on the campus (April).
The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, featuring photographs by J. Henry Fair and Chris Jordan, both revered for their documentary photography of the abject beauty of the human impact on climate change. Chris Jordan’s Drowned Laysan Albatross #2 image serves as the logo for the exhibition. He will also display a digital projection of the contents of a camel stomach, Gastrolith, a digital media recreation of an installation project created in 2016. J. Henry Fair exhibits large format color photographs of his Industrial Scars project, recently released as a publication. Fair will join the Vicki Myhren Gallery on April 13 to deliver a talk: The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold.
In addition to photography, the exhibition features immersive installation and sculpture works. Denver artist Regan Rosburg will exhibit her Relentless Memorial. Data mining sound artist Brian House will present an original work created for the exhibition derived from research conducted by Dr. Heidi Steltzer on the Animas river in southwestern Colorado. Also notable is Susan Camp’s manipulated grown gourd sculptures, an aesthetic reinterpretation of a large scale food production growing technique.
Featuring artwork by Katherine Ball, Susan Camp, J. Henry Fair, Brian House, Chris Jordan, Edward Lane McCartney, Michael Menchaca, Mari Omari, Phaedra Pezzullo, Anthony Porcaro, Regan Rosburg, Amy Scofield, Dr. Heidi Steltzer, Steve Wiman.
curated by Jeffrey Keith
Shwayder Art Building
Tuesday - Sunday 12-5 PM
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210