Saturday April 18, 2020
2 to 3:00 pm_________________________________________________1265 Howe Street
FREE reservations recommended
Waterlogue - A conversation with Artist & Urbanist, Valerie Durant & Elaine Leung, PhD, Marine Biologist.
Portraits from the Anthropocene – Art in the Age of Climate Uncertainty
Poetic imagery intersects with science in a dialogue and presentation, moderated by artist, Gerri York, at Durant’s Howe Street studio.
Valerie Durant is a Canadian artist, exploring the impact of human actions on the natural world and the immediate threat of climate change on human and species existence. Lens based 2d and 3d works, draw connection between forest fires, deforestation and the lifecycle of plastics by increasing global Co2 emissions, resulting in ocean acidification, adversely affecting our oceans and sea life.
Imagery and sculptures of objects, organic and inorganic, washed up along the shoreline, shot above and below the surface, consider the fluid and seemingly invisible connections.
Studio visits by appointment - April 7 to 23.
Elaine Leung, PhD, is a marine biologist, Founder & Executive Director of Sea Smart, an NGO which engages and empowers youth to respect our oceans by connecting them to the environment. https://seasmartschool.com/about-sea-smart
Durant is exhibiting during Luminescence V, at Deer Lake Art Gallery, Burnaby.
Her installation, Proliferation: A Dark Matter, consists of illuminating images & sculptures from the Portraits from the Anthropocene Series. The exhibition takes place in April. Check the following website for more details and exact dates of the exhibition https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/luminescenceiv/
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