As part of their Spring exhibits addressing Climate Change, The Rockland Center for the Arts features three exhibitions – two solo shows: Quotidian Metamorphosis featuring works by Jaynie Crimmins and Aqueous Remains featuring Aurora Robson , as well as The Tipping Point, a group show featuring J. Henry Fair, David Maisel, Alison Moritsugu, Richard Parrish, and Jill Pelto.
Jaynie Crimmins utilizes economy and restraint to create alternative narratives from everyday materials, ranging from promotional mailings for political organizations and consumerist advertising, to bills. Crimmins says that most of this printed matter is difficult to recycle because the inks have high concentrations of heavy metals. By shredding this mail she generates a medium that is uniform in size, assigning equal importance to each shred. Created in series, her dimensional works extract an alternative narrative through her process – a rigorous practice of separating colors, rolling or sewing the shredded mail, and commingling specific mailings.
Altogether, once re-assembled, the fragments are mostly disjointed from their original context. Only upon a closer view they still reveal traces of their cultural origins- bits of text, imagery and colors. Overall these wall reliefs evoke the form and function of fragile marine ecosystems, elevating the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Aurora Robson , a multi-media artists known for her intricate sculptures constructed from plastic debris, transforms waste into aesthetic objects of beauty. Through her work as an artist and her work as an eco-activist who founded Project Vortex, an international organization of artists, architects and designers working together to reduce the amount of plastic debris littering our oceans and shorelines, she raises awareness of our enormous plastic waste problem and the detrimental effects on our planet.
The Tipping Point
J. Henry Fair, David Maisel, Alison Moritsugu, Richard Parrish, and Jill Pelto reflect through photography, painting, and sculpture on the relationship between nature and humanity with emphasis on environmental concerns. Most artworks in this show at first glance appear beautiful but the more you engage with them, they reveal elements of damage and decomposition. The curator of the show aims to relay diverse perspectives on critical environmental issues in order to enhance our capacity to understand, adapt and motivate effective action in response.
March 25 – May 25, 2018
Opening Reception March 25, 1-4 pm
Free to the general public.
Regular hours are: Mon-Fri 10-4; Sat 1-4, and Sun 1-4 pm.
Advancing Climate change Communication & Expression panel discussion will be held May 12, 2018, 7 pm
For more information contact: Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA), 845-358-0877, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rocklandartcenter.org . RoCA is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994
RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.