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Review: Environmental Awareness via Art at Pelham Art Center

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 30, 2009
Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014

ImageA recurrent problem with a lot of contemporary art made as a response to the environmental crisis is that it tends to lack aesthetic feeling. In its place is an earnest didacticism, which is liable to become wearisome. So it came as a considerable relief that "And for All This, Nature Is Never Spent," at the Pelham Art Center, manages, for the most part, to sidestep this problem.

Subhankar Banerjee, Caribou Migration I: Oil and the Caribou, 2002, Digital chromogenic print face mounted to Plexiglass, 59 x 74 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Pelham Art Center.
The exhibition — organized by Jo Anna Isaak, a guest curator, in collaboration with a group of Fordham University students — has an explicitly political motive: to broaden public awareness of environmental degradation.

Read the complete review in The New York Times.

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