Anthropocene 2019 was an international art exhibition drawing attention to the environmental changes that are escalating and threatening life on earth. Focusing on the changing landscape of the earth, artists from many disciplines described their perceptions of how the world is changing as industrialization continues in the same direction established in the 19th and 20th Centuries. As the first curatorial experience of artist Kathy Varadi this exhibition clarified and defined her evolving body of work. Keynote artist and speaker Lisa Lebofsky presented her contemporary renditions of global warming with melting icebergs.
The global environmental crisis is so huge that it can be overwhelming for the individual. For things to change it may have to be done collaboratively. This spirit of collaboration is reflected in this art exhibit with the invitation to artists from all disciplines and departments throughout Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition, all levels of experience from students to alumni to professors and staff are represented.
Professor Roger Walton presented realistic representation of a highway constructed through the long leaf pine trees of Savannah. Coleman Camp manually manipulated a Silver Gelatin Print of an altered landscape with the Mordançage technique. In so doing he became an artist effecting changes on a photographic image of humans effecting changes on the earth! In her multi-element collage Paula Hoffman presents a poignant reminder of the far reaching effects and irresponsible responses to oil spills.
Please visit WWW.ANTHROPOCENE2019.COM for more details about the exhibition and narratives about the art by the artists.