PELHAM, N.Y. -- Pelham Art Center presents "The Only Home We Have," a group exhibition that confronts the issue of climate change, which will run from Sept. 11 through Oct. 24.
The opening reception will be on Friday, Sept. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be curated by Candace Taubner, Kathy Rutsch and Nancy Warner.
Eight artists expand on the complexity of the issue. Focusing on the current and potential damage around the globe, the artwork communicates urgency to address not only the environmental shock of climate change, but the political, social and economic impact.
The artists include Rebecca Clark, Janet Culbertson, Maurisse Taylor Gray, Jimmy Greenfield, Judith Lipton, Colette Murphy, Joy Wulke, and Tricia Zimic. Admission is free and open to the public.
Clark creates sensitive pencil drawings of the natural world capturing transient moments of grace and beauty.
Culbertson’s strong voice for the environment can be seen through her large scale drawings and paintings, focusing on the paradox of man’s love of untamed nature and the rampant exploitation of it.
Gray’s porcelain, black and red stoneware figurative sculpture conveys a sense of the extreme stress and damage climate change is expected to cause by the end of the century.
Greenfield uses the earth itself to build his sculptures with huge cast dirt maps of a parched and devastated worl.
Lipton’s work explores the theme of absence and presence, confronting the viewer with the experience of loss through the fragile and emptied out interiors of cracked eggshells.
Murphy works on raw unpainted linen, creating haunting scenes combining incongruous elements that upon viewing become a new reality.
Wulke created sculptural installations of glass, fabric, steel and natural elements, often of a house sheltering nature.
Zimic uses triptych paintings, a popular form for altar paintings from the Middle Ages onward, to presents a narrative of the past, present and future of the world.
Pelham Art Center is located at 155 Fifth Avenue in Pelham, N.Y. Hourse are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.