Monday, January 13, 2014

[Yasmin_discussions] water is in the air

Timothy McDowell

Professor of Studio Art at Dept. of Art, Connecticut College

Underway here in the U.S. is an upcoming exhibition of the work by
Gregory Bailey and myself.
Towards A New Reality: Gregory Bailey and Timothy McDowell Connecticut
College Cummings Arts Center

Cummings Arts Center hosts Towards A New Reality, a co-operative
installation of works by Gregory Bailey and Timothy McDowell. Both
artists are faculty at Connecticut College.
Towards A New Reality consists of individual responses to the
increasingly ominous data and subsequent scientific warnings of the
environmental situation underway on our planet. This exhibition is in
reaction to the ever-present, daily discourse on rising temperatures,
rising oceans, rising CO2 levels, and dangerous climatic changes that
seems to have us spiraling towards a new reality. Bailey and
McDowell's artwork, which consists of sculpture, dioramas, prints and
paintings, does not resonate as conspicuously political although the
work embraces an opinion that global warming is real. It is instead, a
more sublime body of work created as a means of coping through the
situation with the making of images and objects that attempt to
provide real or imagined solutions, depictions of an uncertain future
and nature in defiance of human control. Frustration with the lack of
global urgency weighing against the insignificance of individual
effort confirms the only personal voice of recourse sometimes is that
of making art.

Towards A New Reality opens January 27th, 2014 at the Cummings Arts
Center Galleries, Connecticut College, New London, CT.
Gallery talk with Bailey and McDowell will take place at 4:15 pm with
opening reception to follow from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Wednesday, February
19th, 2014.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 9-5 pm, Saturday/Sunday 1-4 pm

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