Las Manos Gallery presents “Environ,” an exhibition exploring the subtle but damaging changes in the environment through the influence of man..
Artists partaking in “Environ” all hit upon the same nerve in regards to their observation of the fragile environment around them. The underlying damage done to the land in the name of progress and consumption makes its way to the surface in these works including photography, painting, sculpture and collage.
Artist Krista Charles shows the direct consequences of development over time. Her collection of old matchbooks turned into a study of changing landscapes. Minutely rendered drawings of the exact modern locations listed on the matchbooks show the extreme changes in the land over the decades.
Artists Michelle Peterson-Albandoz and Phil Wright collaborated in the creation of a ten-foot sculptural piece titled “The Migration of X,Y,Z.” This geometric piece brings to mind patterns of migrating birds, an occurrence that might very well not happen in the future due to changing climate.
This group show will open on August 5th, and run through September, 2011. A reception for the artists and the public will be held Friday, August 5th from 7 pm – 10pm at the gallery